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EastCare - Non-injury incident
DATE 07/04/2005 ~ 1400 hrs EDT PROGRAM EastCare VENDOR Air Methods Corporation ADDRESS 2100 Stantonsburg Road Greenville, NC 27834 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE BK117 TAIL# N485UM TEAM Pilot, Flight Nurse, and Flight Paramedic. No injuries reported. Patient on board. DESCRIPTION While on a patient transport, the engine oil pressure on one of the engines fluctuated. An engine oil pressure caution light followed the fluctuation. In anticipation of an engine failure, the pilot elected to shut down the affected engine. A single engine landing was safely conducted at the closest airport. Patient was then transferred to an awaiting ambulance and the transport was completed by ground. ADDITIONAL INFO The aircraft's affected engine was replaced and aircraft was returned to service. There was minimal out of service time due to spare aircraft availability. SOURCE Becky Ross, RN - Program 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: email@example.com.