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ARCH Air Medical Service, Inc - Non-injury incident
DATE May 24, 2005 2137 hrs CST PROGRAM ARCH Air Medical Service, Inc VENDOR Lifenet, Inc. ADDRESS 2207 Scott Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE BK 117 TAIL# N770SL TEAM Pilot. No injuries reported. No patient. DESCRIPTION On the evening of Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 ARCH 7 was completing a routine transport. After dropping off the Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic and Patient at Barnes Hospital (St. Louis, MO) the aircraft departed to ARCH base downtown St. Louis for fuel. Approximately 30 seconds away from landing the Pilot got a door light and immediately heard a loud sound which was the left sliding door hitting the main rotor as well as the tail rotor. The Pilot then notified the Communications Center that he was going to make a precautionary landing at Downtown Parks Airport. Pilot landed without incident. Unknown at this time what caused the door to depart from the aircraft. The Pilot did a walk around prior to take off, nothing out of the ordinary was noticed and all caution lights were off prior to liftoff. ADDITIONAL INFO After recovering the last piece of the door, the maintenance department is looking into the jettison function of the door to determine if there was a malfunction and/or tampering. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. 314-655-4042 SOURCE Matt Kasten, EMT-P, Program Director 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.