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Intensive Air/Trauma One - Non-injury incident
DATE May 30, 2005 1640 CST PROGRAM Intensive Air/Trauma One VENDOR Souix Valley Hospitals/Health ADDRESS 1305 W. 18th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57117 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE Bell 230 TAIL# N30SV TEAM Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic, Flight RT. No injuries reported. No patient. DESCRIPTION Fifteen minutes after takeoff there was a failure of the bottom main rotor pendulum weight support resulting in the loss of the bottom weight on that main rotor blade. A precautionary landing to an open field by a farm house was made with no further problems. The failed support has been given to the Bell Helicopter Technical Representative to be sent in for further analysis by Bell Helicopter engineers. SOURCE Tom Lien, Program Manager VIA David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 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, David Kearns at 800 525 3712 or email: email@example.com.