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Sanford Intensive Air - Non-injury incident

Date: 04/12/2013 10:25 pm CST

Program: Sanford Intensive Air
	1305 W. 18th Street
	Sioux Falls, SD  57117

Type: EC-145
Tail #: N909SH

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

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

	At appoximately 2225 on April 12, 2013, TRAUMA 1 was requested to
	Brookings,SD for an inter-facility transport.  After departing the
	Sanford helipad TRAUMA 1 was just north of Joe Foss Field when the
	pilot observed the left transmission oil indication below normal
	limits.  The pilot elected to make a precautionary landing at the
	nearest safe open area and shut the aircraft down.  He notified the
	Communications Center of his intentions, briefed the onboard clinical
	staff and landed the aircraft.  The PAIP was initiated.  Maintenance
	was notified and proceeded to the aircraft.  After confirming the
	airworthiness of the aircraft, the pilot flew to the Sanford helipad. 
	The transmission oil pressure transmitter was replaced and the
	aircraft was placed in service.  All operations were performed with
	Night Vision Goggles in use.  The pilot debriefed the clinical staff
	after performing the precautionary landing.

Additional Info: 
	A post incident de-brief was held on Tuesday April, 16th with the
	communication center, managment and the flight crew.  Protocals and
	procedures were followed, no further action required.

Source: Mike Christianson, Executive Director

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