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University of utah AirMed - Non-injury incident

Date: 11/22/2010 1315 MTN

Program: University of utah AirMed
	50 N. Medical Dr.
	Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Type: Bell 407
Tail #: N408UH
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

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

	Upon landing on a freeway while responding to an MVA with a prolonged
	extrication, the pilot decided to reposition the aircraft due to the
	slope of the road surface. Upon lifting off the tail rotor struck a
	reflector post along side of the road. The pilot immediately set the
	aircraft back down on the road. The flight center immediately
	initiated the PAIP. 

Additional Info: 
	The flight crew was later evaluated at a local emergency room as a
	precaution. The aircraft's tail rotor and tailboom sustained a
	significant amount of damage. It was transported by ground to the
	maintenance hanger for further inspection and repairs.

Source: Rob Stantus, Program Manager

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