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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
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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.