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VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT - Non-injury incident



DATE		11/18/03  

PROGRAM		VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT

VENDOR		AIR METHODS

ADDRESS
		VUH MED CENTER
NASHVILLE, TN

WEATHER		MVFR

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	BK 117

TAIL#		N117BK

TEAM		2 NURSES, PILOT. No injuries reported. No patient.


DESCRIPTION	Flight was aborted immediately after take off due
		to a compass malfunction.  During post flight
		inspection, it was noted that the starboard
		Devore light assembly had departed the aircraft
		at some point during the flight.  both tail rotor
		blades sustained damage to their leading edge.

ADDITIONAL INFO	Mechanic was dispatched to inspect aircraft. 
		Maintenance is being completed on all items and
		aircraft will be returned to service

SOURCE		Jeanne Yeatman, Program Director

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.