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LifeFlight Eagle - Non-injury incident



Date: 25AUG10 21:38 CDT

Program: LifeFlight Eagle
	500 NW Richards Road
	Kansas City, MO 64116

Type: Bell 407
Tail #: N720PH
Operator/Vendor: PHI, Inc.

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, Nurse, Medic. No injuries reported. No patient. 

Description: 
	The crew was canceled in flight while responding to a request for
	service. In the process of making a turn to return to base, at
	approximately 2,000 feet AGL, the aircraft encountered a duck that
	struck and shattered the pilot's windscreen. The duck entered the
	cockpit, striking the pilot in the helmet, landing at his feet near
	the cyclic. The pilot and one crew-member were goggled with NVGs. The
	crew members were able to quickly identify an open field for their LZ
	and transitioned to the ground for a safe and uneventful landing.

Source: Dick Whipple, Director, Program Opeations

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