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CareFlight Air and Mobile Service - Non-injury incident

Date: 8/12/2015 1740 CDT

Program: CareFlight Air and Mobile Service
	1 Wyoming Street
	Dayton, OH 45409

Type: Dauphine 
Tail #: N730
Operator/Vendor: Air Methods

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Team: Pilot, 2 Flight Nurses. No injuries reported. No patient. 

	On August 12th at approximately 17:40pm, CareFlight N730 was departing
	from a public relations event.  Approximately 5 minutes into the
	flight, the CareFlight Communications Center was notified by the
	Landing Zone Scene Commander that "something" had departed the
	aircraft. Communication Center immediately activated the PAIP plan

Additional Info: 
	Upon safely landing, it was verified that the left vertical fin was
	missing.  It was also found that the six of the bolts had sheared
	As a precaution, all of the other aircraft were re-checked, with no
	additional findings.

Source: Beth Calcidise, Program Director

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