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New Mexico Life Rescue - Non-injury incident

DATE		12/27/03 1545 

PROGRAM		New Mexico Life Rescue

VENDOR		Own Part 135

		465 St. Michael's Drive, Ste 117
Santa Fe, NM 87505

WEATHER		Scattered snow showers and gusty winds



TEAM		Pilot. No injuries reported. No patient. 

DESCRIPTION	Helicopter had just returned from a flight.  Pilot
		dropped medical crew off at hospital then headed
		to airport to refuel and hangar aircraft due to
		pending weather.  Helicopter landed at airport
		and was taxiing to the hangar.  Enroute to the
		hangar, aircraft encountered gusty winds while
		passing between two sets of hangars.  Pilot
		compensated for gusty winds with left cyclic and
		impacted hangar with main rotor blades.  Aircraft
		rolled onto left side.  Pilot egressed

SOURCE		John Taxeras, Program Dir., NM Life Rescue

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 rjkrantz@aol.com.