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AirMed University of Utah - Non-injury incident



Date: 5-24-13 1833 MST

Program: AirMed University of Utah
	50 N Medical Drive
	Salt Lake City UT

Type: EC 145
Tail #: 45UH
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: No injuries reported. No patient. 

Description: 
	Responding to a flight request in Tooele, UT, AirMed 4 from the
	University of Utah experienced a bird strike near the Garfield Stacks
	which appeared to encounter the aircraft from beneath the cockpit. The
	bird struck the nose of the aircraft and entered into the cockpit. The
	pilot immediately activated a Level 2 PIAP and diverted to Kennecott
	mine. AirMed 4 landed safely on the helipad at Kennecott mine. There
	were no injuries. More information to follow.

Source: Frankie Hurst Program Manager

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