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Cleveland Metro Life Flight - Non-injury incident



Date: 4-15-2013 1915 est

Program: Cleveland Metro Life Flight
	2500 Metrohealth Drive
	Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Type: EC-145
Tail #: N262MH
Operator/Vendor: Metro Aviation Inc.

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: 2 Pilots, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, flight nurse. . No injuries reported. No patient. 

Description: 
	Helicopter and crew were on short final to hospital helipad when they
	aborted the landing after experiencing a large torque split, which
	didn?t seem to respond to the trim actuator control (beeper trim). 
	The pilots identified the emergency, took corrective action, leveled
	off and proceeded to climb without exceeding any aircraft limitations.
	   The entire crew, utilizing CRM, discussed an action plan and
	elected to make a precautionary landing at KCGF.  Helicopter and crew
	landed safely on the ground.  The communication center initiated the
	PAIP, involving Metro Life Flight administration, and a second
	helicopter was dispatched to continue the mission.  Maintenance was
	notified, the helicopter was inspected and determined it could be
	safely flown back to base (POV).  The VARTOMS was adjusted at POV and
	the helicopter was put back into service.

Additional Info: 
	Additional Info:  MLF administration would like to congratulate the
	entire crew on a job well done.  This is an excellent example of a
	professional crew who knew their emergency procedures, their
	helicopter systems and limitations and how to incorporate CRM. 

Source: Source: Nathan Hodgson, Clinical Safety Officer

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