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Tristate Careflight - Non-injury incident



Date: 2/1/2011 20:15 MST

Program: Tristate Careflight
	2000 Highway 95
	Suite 210
	Bullhead City, AZ  86442

Type: Kingair BE200
Tail #: N39PH
Operator/Vendor: NA

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic, parent rider. No injuries reported. Patient on board. 

Description: 
	The incident occurred February 1st at about 20:15. The weather at the
	time was IMC. 
	
	The aircraft was on an ILS approach to KAPA. Upon intercepting the
	glide path the pilot lowered the landing gear per the checklist. The
	nose gear remained unsafe and the pilot contacted ATC and declared an
	emergency. At the same time the pilot discontinued the approach in
	order to attempt to get the nose gear to lock down. 
	
	Because of the nature of the failure, the pilot was not able to
	manually lock the nose gear and landed with the nose gear up. Both
	engines were shut down and the props feathered after touch down and
	prior to the nose contacting the runway. Damage to the aircraft was
	minimal. Patient and crew exited the aircraft without incident and the
	patient was transported to the receiving facility without incident.

Additional Info: 
	Upon investigation, the cause was determined to be an internal
	malfunction in the nose gear actuator box.

Source: Christopher Baker, Medical Program Director

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