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STARS Calgary - Non-injury incident
DATE 8/31/05 1210 MST PROGRAM STARS Calgary VENDOR STARS ADDRESS Calgary, Alberta, Canada WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE BK117 B2 TAIL# CGDGP TEAM Pilot-Captain, Pilot-First Officer, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic and Flight Doctor. No injuries reported. No patient. DESCRIPTION While outbound to pick up a patient on an interfacility transport the pilots noticed the Master Caution Light flicker. This was followed quickly by: a steady Master Caution light, Engine 2 oil pressure light on the caution panel, and a failing pressure on the #2 engine pressure gauge. The aircraft was immediately diverted to a nearby airstrip. The pilots shut down the #2 engine and prepared the medical crew for a precautionary landing. The aircraft was landed safely on one engine onto a paved runway without further incident. ADDITIONAL INFO After shutting down the aircraft, it was discovered that the oil reservoir for #2 engine was virtually empty. A backup aircraft was brought into service and was sent out to pick up the flight crew and complete the original mission. There was no patient on board when the incident occurred. SOURCE Lance Stephenson, Public Information Officer & Flight Medic 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.