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UMass Memorial Life Flight - Non-injury incident

Date: 2/3/2010 18:40 EST

Program: UMass Memorial Life Flight
	55 Lake Ave North
	Worcester Ma. 01655

Type: EC 145
Tail #: N145LF
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, Flight Nurse, Physician. No injuries reported. Patient on board. 

	While en route from a local hospital for a patient transport the
	aircraft was deliberately targeted 4 to 5 times by a green laser.  The
	pilot immediately made an evasive maneuver turning away from the
	source and reported the coordinates to the communication center.
	The communications center notified the local authorities. It was
	determined that the laser was coming from the area of a middle school.

Additional Info: 
	The patient transport was completed without further incident. Local
	police were dispatched to the middle school and surrounding area with
	no suspects found.  Investigation continues.

Source: Rory Duquette,  EMS Communications Director

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programs when an accident / incident has occurred. Please share the above
information with your program staff. If you have further questions, please
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