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UNC Carolina Air Care - Non-injury incident

Date: 10/29/2010 0600 EDT

Program: UNC Carolina Air Care
	101 Manning Drive
	UNC Hospitals
	Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Type: EC 135
Tail #: N862NC
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

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

	While returning to base, the crew experienced what they felt to be a
	bird strike. There was no immediate issue and the crew landed at base
	without incident.
	Upon inspection the remnants of a bat were found at the intakes. The
	aircraft was taken off line, inspected and returned to service at
	0730. No damage to the aircraft was found.

Additional Info: 
	Yes, a bat, not a bird.

Source: Maggie O'Donnell Program Manager

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