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LIFE STAR - Non-injury incident
DATE 8/10/05 0100 Hrs EST PROGRAM LIFE STAR VENDOR Air Methods Corporation ADDRESS 80 Seymour St. Hartford, CT 06102 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE BK 117 TAIL# N137HH TEAM Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight RT. No injuries reported. Patient on board. DESCRIPTION While on a patient transport, the #1 engine experienced a significant reduction in power. The aircraft aborted rooftop landing, secured the #1 engine and landed at the nearest airport. Patient was transported by ground with the crew without incident. ADDITIONAL INFO The aircraft's affected engine was found to have a loose air line which was tightened. The aircraft was tested and was air-worthy for the leg back to base. Upon short final to base, the same problem as above occurred. Maintenance troubleshot the problem and ultimately replaced the affected engine. SOURCE Steve Haemmerle, LIFE STAR Management Team 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.