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Saint Alphonsus Life Flight - Non-injury incident
DATE 09/06/2005 ~11:00 PDT PROGRAM Saint Alphonsus Life Flight VENDOR CJ Systems ADDRESS 1055 N. Curtis Road Boise, ID 83706 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE Agusta A119 Koala TAIL# N5LF TEAM Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic. No injuries reported. Patient on board. DESCRIPTION During a patient transport from McCall, ID to Boise, ID at 1500' AGL level flight in uncontrolled airspace, they suddenly encountered a twin Cessna at 12 o'clock and ~1/2 mile , also at level flight. Just prior to this the Cessna announced its vague location and it omitted its altitude and intentions. As our pilot keyed the microphone to seek clarification he spotted the aircraft and immediately performed an abrupt evasive maneuver. After he recovered he contacted the Cessna via radio for further information. The Cessna was en route to McCall airport (KMYL) and was clearly out of the published approach path. This incident was referred to the FAA. SOURCE Eric E. Kincaid, Chief Flight Paramedic 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.