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Boston Medflight - Non-injury incident



DATE	
	August 23, 2005 01:45 EST

PROGRAM	
	Boston Medflight

VENDOR	
	Keystone Helicopter Corporatio

ADDRESS	
	Hangar1727
	Robins Street
	Hanscom AFB
	Bedford, MA  01730

WEATHER	
	Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	
	BK117C1

TAIL#	
	N271NE

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

DESCRIPTION	
	Aircraft responded to a modified scene request to an outlying
	hospital.  After lifting, with patient on-board, smoke began to fill
	cockpit and cabin area.  The pilot notified communications center of
	the situation and returned within one minute to the hospital helipad
	safely.  The aircraft was shut down, crew exited aircraft, and
	removed the patient.  The patient was transported by ground to a
	local facility.  It was determined that a faulty air conditioner
	blower motor was the source of the smoke in the cockpit and cabin
	area.  The faulty part was replaced and the aircraft was placed back
	into service.    

SOURCE	
	Andrew Farkas, Program Manager

VIA	
	David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator
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