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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 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.