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CareFlight Air and Mobile Services - Non-injury incident

Date: 12/15/2012 1255 

Program: CareFlight Air and Mobile Services
	Miami Valley Hospital 
	1 Wyoming Street
	Dayton, Ohio 45409

Type: AS365 Dauphin
Tail #: N625CF
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, 2 flight nurse. No injuries reported. Patient on board. 

	While conducting a hospital transfer, the aircraft was in cruise
	flight at 2000' and 140 KIAS.  The aircraft began to experience a 1 to
	1 vertical vibration with feedback being felt in the cyclic. 
	Transitioning through a Class C airspace, the pilot declared an
	emergency and executed a roll-on landing to Runway 18 at Dayton
	International Airport (KDAY) without incident.  The crew contacted the
	Communication Center and informed them of the situation.  The
	Communication Center activated the PAIP plan, notified the vendor and
	the program manager, and dispatched an MICU to pick-up the patient.  

Additional Info: 
	Upon inspecition of the aircraft by maintenance, it was discovered
	that the pitch chain link lower bearing became unstaked from the rod

Source: Beth Calcidise, Program Manager; Earl Daniels, PAM

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