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Airlift Northwest - Non-injury incident

Date: 10/11/10  

Program: Airlift Northwest
	6987 Perimeter Rd S
	Seattle, WA 98108

Type: EC135
Tail #: N139AM
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods Corp

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, two flight nurses. No injuries reported. Patient on board. 

	At cruise altitude a loud thump was heard. Bird remains were seen on
	the windscreen. Flight operations were normal and the remainder of the
	flight to the destination hospital was uneventful.

Additional Info: 
	The mechanic inspected the aircraft and cleared it to return to base.
	The flight was debriefed with all members of the team and CISM team
	was involved as well.

Source: Chris Martin, Executive Director

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