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Air Methods Kentucky - Non-injury incident

Date: 9/26/10 0035 EST

Program: Air Methods Kentucky
	2417 Over Drive, Suite 150
	Lexington, KY 40511

Type: EC130 B4
Tail #: N132LN
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods Corporation

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, Flight Nurse, and Flight Paramedic. No injuries reported. No patient. 

	After completing a scene flight and on final approach to primary
	airport at K20 (Hazard, KY), the crew heard a loud noise toward the
	front of the aircraft.  The aircraft suffered no change in attitude
	control and no damage was noted to the windshield.  The PIC proceeded
	to land at the nearest airport, which was the final approach path at
	K20.  Upon inspection, a 10 inch impact area was noted on the nose of
	the aircraft.  A bird strike was suspected related to impact area
	details, but no bird was noticed prior to impact.  Maintenance
	performed inspection of aircraft and it was returned to service.

Source: Bryant Shumate, Field Operations Manager

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