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Air St. Luke's - Non-injury incident
DATE 08/11/2005 1238 PM MDT PROGRAM Air St. Luke's VENDOR Idaho Helicopters, Inc. ADDRESS 190 E Bannock Street Boise, ID 83712 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE Bell 430 TAIL# N430SL TEAM Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic. No injuries reported. Patient on board. DESCRIPTION Crew was picking up two patients from a car/semi collision on Hwy 55 near Gardenia, Idaho. The helicopter had landed some distance from the highway. So the ambulance was used to transport the two patients from the accident site to the helicopter. The first patient transport was uneventful, although the pilot warned the ambulance driver about being too close to the helicopter. When the ambulance returned with the second patient, the ambulance driver drove directly into one of the four main rotor blades. The blade corner pierced the box of the ambulance. The one rotor blade was replaced and the aircraft relocated to Boise. Both patients were transported to Boise via ambulance. SOURCE Michael McGrane, 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.