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AeroCare 6 - Non-injury incident

Date: 12/29/2012 1235  CST

Program: AeroCare 6
	Ft. Stockton, Texas

Type: Bell 407
Tail #: N534MT
Operator/Vendor: Med-Trans Corp

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic. No injuries reported. Patient on board. 

	On December 29, 2012 AeroCare 6 based in Fort Stockton, TX,
	experienced a hard landing.  The aircraft was on a patient transfer to
	San Angelo, TX, with one patient and three crew members on board.  The
	pilot noted a right 10 degrees yaw followed by fluctuating MGT and
	torque indications from the engine instruments and opted for a
	precautionary landing at Reagan County Airport when the hard landing
	The pilot, nurse, and paramedic were evaluated in the ER and released.
	 The patient was also evaluated in the ER and did not experience any
	complications.  The transport was completed by Shannon AirMed 1.
	The cause of the mechanical issue was found to be a separation of the
	fuel burner nozzle. Notices were sent by Bell Helicopter for
	inspections of all other 407 aircraft.
	The pilot?s professional skills and the high standard of training of
	Med-Trans, contributed in avoiding further injury and damage. 

Source: Reid Vogel, Director of Marketing/Public Relations

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