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KENTUCKY AEROMEDICAL TEAM - Non-injury incident
DATE 12/21/03 2150 PROGRAM KENTUCKY AEROMEDICAL TEAM VENDOR MED TRANS ADDRESS 3120 WALL ST STE 350 LEXINGTON, KY WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE BELL 407 TAIL# 508MT TEAM NURSE, MEDIC, PILOT. No injuries reported. No patient. DESCRIPTION Helicopter landing at scene flight. Circled scene three times. Large landing zone size of football field with obstacles noted around all sides which included trees and wires. Snow covering ground. Ground EMS did not report any obstacles in area. Helicopter on approach noted obstacles on approach and decided to recircle LZ again and start another approach. Steeper approach made to avoid obstacles on outside on LZ. Snow blowing as landing. As the A/C was landing pilot felt the tail hit something and the loss of tail rotor control. Pilot in full control of aircraft immediately set aircraft down. Medical crew unaware tail rotor had hit something until they got out of helicopter on scene. Local EMS also unaware of tail rotor strike until informed. Significant tail rotor damage noted. Obstacle was a gray electrical box on small pole covered by snow. Flight crew transported patient via ground to nearest facility. SOURCE Jill Johnson Kentucky Aeromed, VIA Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.