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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
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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.