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Life Star of Kansas - Non-injury incident

Date: March 15, 2013 2200 CDT

Program: Life Star of Kansas
	PO Box 19224
	Topeka, KS  66619-0224

Type: AS 350 B2
Tail #: N911KU
Operator/Vendor: Own Part 135

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic. No injuries reported. No patient. 

	On its way back to base from transporting a patient to a Kansas City
	hospital the helicopter experienced a bird strike to the left sliding
	door of the aircraft.  The bird broke the window, several pieces of
	which entered the cabin.  The pilot determined the aircraft was safe
	for continued flight and landed safely at our Lawrence base, where the
	aircraft was grounded.  A new window was ordered and installed and the
	aircraft was back in service about 40 hours after the incident.  There
	were no injuries to the crew and, except for the window, no damage to
	the aircraft.

Source: Greg Hildenbrand, Executive Director

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