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UCAN - Non-injury incident



DATE	
	July 14, 2005 1545 CDT

PROGRAM	
	UCAN

VENDOR	
	CJ Systems Aviation Group

ADDRESS	
	5841 S. Maryland 
	Chicago, IL  60637

WEATHER	
	Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	
	Dauphin N model

TAIL#	
	N365S

TEAM	
	Pilot, Flight Physician, Flight Nurse. No injuries reported. Patient
	on board. 

DESCRIPTION	
	Accident occurred on take off from a rooftop helipad in northwest
	Indiana. While the helicopter hovered approximately 4-6 feet above
	the helipad and was turning into the wind to depart, a sudden
	uncommanded yaw in the opposite direction occurred. The aircraft
	started to spin and the tail struck an elevated structure which was
	approximately 10 feet off the far end of the helipad. The helicopter
	landed on its side, still on the helipad with the tail against the
	adjacent structure. There were no injuries to the flight crew or
	patient resulted from the accident.

SOURCE	
	Ira Blumen, MD, Program/Medical Director

VIA	
	David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator
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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.