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AirMed - Non-injury incident
DATE June 24, 2005 2000 MDT PROGRAM AirMed VENDOR Air Methods ADDRESS Univ of Utah Medical Ctr 50 N. Med Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84132 WEATHER Moderate turbulence AIRCRAFT_TYPE Bell 430 TAIL# N430Q TEAM Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic. No injuries reported. No patient. DESCRIPTION During a repositioning flight the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence and the right crew window partially separated and entered the crew cabin. The flight nurse attempted to stabilize the window when it departed the aircraft. It struck the right sponson (fuel pod) and landed in an open field. The pilot made a precautionary landing without further incident. ADDITIONAL INFO Evaluation of the aircraft found minor damage to the sponson but no other damage was noted. The window was replaced per Bell/Textron procedures and the aircraft was placed back in service. SOURCE Brian Simpson, RN Safety Committee Chairman VIA David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator/sr =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 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.