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LIFEFLIGHT EAGLE - Non-injury incident



DATE		11/04/03 0520 

PROGRAM		LIFEFLIGHT EAGLE

VENDOR		CJ Systems Aviation Group

ADDRESS
		500 NW Richards Rd
Kansas City, MO 64116

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	BK 117

TAIL#		N911WS

TEAM		Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic. No injuries
reported. 

DESCRIPTION	While in level flight on an interfacility
		transport, the aircraft lost all console lights. 
		The pilot initiated a return to the sending
		hospital.  Shortly thereafter, the pilot and
		medical crew noticed the smell of smoke, similar
		to burning electrical wiring.  The pilot
		performed a precautionary landing in an open farm
		field.  Dispatch notified the other duty aircraft
		and it was dispatched to transport the patient
		and medical crew members to receiving hospital.

ADDITIONAL INFO	Wiring in the overhead circuit breaker panel was
		found to be chffed resulting in the circuit
		breaker popping and loss of console lights.
		
		The following evening, 11/5/03, at 0130 the
		aircraft experienced a loss of pilot instrument
		lighting, later attributed to a failed power
		supply.  A precautionary landing was completed
		without incident.

SOURCE		Chuck Walker, Support Services Manager

VIA		Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN
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The CONCERN network shares verified information to alert medical
transport programs when an accident / incident has occurred.
Please share the above information with your program staff. If
you have further questions, please contact the CONCERN Coordinator,
Roseann Krantz @ 1-800-75-SHOCK or rjkrantz@aol.com.