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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 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 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.