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Travis County STAR Flight - Non-injury incident

Date: 09/08/2010 1800 CDT

Program: Travis County STAR Flight 
	7800 Old Manor Rd.
	Austin, TX 78724

Type: EC145
Tail #: N392TC
Operator/Vendor: Own Part 135

Weather: Heavy rain showers in the vicinity 

Team: Pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic. No injuries reported. No patient. 

	STAR Flight 1 responded to a search and rescue call in Williamson
	County. After performing a high recon of the area, an approach was
	performed.  During the final stage of the descent into the field, the
	pilot noticed a power line stretching across the middle of the field.
	The pilot made the necessary control inputs to successfully avoid wire
	contact.  In performing the avoidance, the pilot noted that the Mast
	Moment Caution light had illuminated.  The crew performed an
	uneventful landing, shutdown and contacted management / maintenance. 
	The aircraft was inspected by maintenance and returned to service. 

Additional Info: 
	STAR Flight 1, STAR Flight 2 and STAR Flight 3 had been operating in
	Williamson County for several hours and had already performed 13 hoist
	rescues as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine. 

Source: Casey Ping, Program Director

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