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Guardian Air - Non-injury incident

Date: 10/19/2015 0750 MST

Program: Guardian Air
	6639 S. Piper Lane
	Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Type: Bell 407
Tail #: 420 GA
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic. No injuries reported. Patient on board. 

	While loading a patient into the aircraft, a D oxygen cylinder was
	left between his legs and secured with a seatbelt. In flight, the
	patient became agitated, causing the oxygen tank to dislodge and break
	through the nose cone of the aircraft.
	All crews have been educated to properly secure oxygen tanks in the
	aircraft and to not leave them between patient?s legs.

Source: Mark Venuti, Program Director 

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