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University of Michigan Survival Flight - Non-injury incident

Date: May 7, 2009  

Program: University of Michigan Survival Flight

Type: BH 430
Tail #: N433UM
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods Corp

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Nurse. No injuries reported. No patient. 

	Upon return, at night, to the University of Michigan Health System,
	the pilot notice a noise consistent with a bird strike.  Upon landing,
	the pilot inpsected the aircraft.  A bird strike was confirmed, but no
	damage was noted.
	As a precaution, the mechanic on call was informed.  The mechanic
	responded to the base location and inspected the aircraft.  The
	mechanic found no damage and placed the aircraft back in service.  All
	appropriate parties were notified.

Source: Program Director

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