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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
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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: coordinator@concern-network.org.