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LifeFlight Pittsburgh - Non-injury incident



DATE	
	Aug 26 2005 0030 EST

PROGRAM	
	LifeFlight Pittsburgh

VENDOR	
	Keystone Helicopters

ADDRESS	
	320 East North Avenue
	Pittsburgh PA 15212

WEATHER	
	Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	
	MD-900

TAIL#	
	N905LF

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

DESCRIPTION	
	After arrival at the receiving facility, aircraft refueled and
	prepared for departure. During engine start, a noise was heard by the
	crew, and the aircraft shifted. Pilot immediately shut down engines.
	Discovered upon a walk around by the pilot, was a cracked front cross
	tube.

ADDITIONAL INFO	
	MDHI and Keystone Helicopters are investigating.

SOURCE	
	Jim Palafoutas, Manger

VIA	
	David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator
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