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Midwest Life Team - Non-injury incident



DATE	
	08/03/2005 1600 CDT

PROGRAM	
	Midwest Life Team

VENDOR	
	Own part 135

ADDRESS	
	3512 North Webb Road
	Wichita KS, 67226

WEATHER	
	Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	
	Bell 206

TAIL#	
	N45EA

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

DESCRIPTION	
	Upon landing at recieving facility helipad, crew noticed increased
	smoke from engine exhaust and pilot noticed fluxuating oil pressures
	begining during cool down period. The pilot immediately shut down the
	aircraft and notified maintenence. 
	
	Initial inspection revealed restricted flow at the engine oil sump
	return line due to carbon build-up, which caused oil to be forced
	into the combustion section, increasing the normal level of smoke
	output from the exhaust. Maintenance serviced the engine and returned
	the aircraft to service.

SOURCE	
	Frank Williams, Program Nursing Director

VIA	
	David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator
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