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Tue, Dec 30, 2003

Heli v Hangar: You Know That's Going To Leave A Mark...

Life Rescue New Mexico's valued Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin N2 was repositioning itself over the weekend when its rotors struck the side of a hangar. The resultant forces involved destroyed the $3 million machine. Primarily used to transport urgent care patients to St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM, company officials note that it will take several months to replace the machine, though the search for a second machine was already underway at the time of the accident.

** Report created 12/29/2003 Record 10 **
IDENTIFICATION
 Regis#: 291LL Make/Model: AS65 Description: AS-365/565 DAUPHIN 2, PANTHER (HM-1, PAN
 Date: 12/27/2003 Time: 2230
 Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Minor Mid Air: N Missing: N
 Damage: Destroyed
LOCATION
 City: SANTA FE State: NM Country: US

DESCRIPTION
 NEW MEXICO LIFE RESCUE N291LL, AEROSPATAILE ROTORCRAFT, WHILE TAXIING FROM
 THE RAMP TO MAINTENANCE HANGAR, MAIN ROTOR STRUCK THE HANGAR AND AIRCRAFT
 WAS DESTROYED, OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES ARE UNKNOWN, SANTA FE, NM

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
 # Crew: 2 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 1 Unk:
 # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
 # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
WEATHER: METAR KSAF 272153Z 29014KT 10SM SCT032 SCT055 MO2/M11 A2990
OTHER DATA
 Activity: Business Phase: Taxi Operation: Air Taxi (On Demand)
 Departed: SANTA FE, NM Dep Date: 12/27/2003 Dep. Time: 1528
 Destination: SANTA FE, NM Flt Plan: UNK Wx Briefing: U
 Last Radio Cont: UNK  Last Clearance: UNK
 FAA FSDO: ALBUQUERQUE, NM (SW01) Entry date: 12/29/2003

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.nmliferescue.com

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