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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
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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.