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LIFE STAR - Non-injury incident



DATE	
	8/11/05 1900 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#	
	N138HH

TEAM	
	Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight RT. No injuries reported. No patient. 

DESCRIPTION	
	While returning from a cancelled call, the medical crew member in the
	front seat adjusted the small sliding window on his door.  As he was
	adjusting the window, it departed the AC.  The pilot did not notice
	any unusual changes in AC performance and the team landed at home
	base without incident.

ADDITIONAL INFO	
	Upon landing and visually inspecting the AC, no damage was found
	except for the missing window.  The aircraft was repaired and put
	back in service.

SOURCE	
	Steve Haemmerle, LIFE STAR Management Team

VIA	
	David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator
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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.