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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
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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.