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Old 01 April 2009, 10:01   #1
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Another helicopter crash North Sea

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/7977095.stm

News only just coming in - hope they are all ok and hope nobody we knew was on board. Looks like it was a super puma again.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/7977095.stm

News only just coming in - hope they are all ok and hope nobody we knew was on board. Looks like it was a super puma again.
jesus!! unbelievable I thought they were grounded under investigation. Like you CP I do hope they are all ok
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Wasn't the Super Puma's that were grounded, it was the CG choppers.
Surely these things should be getting safer.
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Hope everyone turns up safe.
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I hope so but very much doubt it.
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I hope so but very much doubt it.
Chewy saw your colleagues from the Humber boat last night in that new progreamme about North Sea on Virgin. Seem a great buch of guys excellent programme, shame about the conclusion to their search.
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Haven't seen it yet as I'm away at the moment.
I think a new member on here is actually crew on Humbers boat.

Looks like 8 dead so far although unconfirmed.

10 bodies now recovered.
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I work in the Norwegian sector, only a couple of weeks ago I heard they were scrapping the new 92's and going back to the Super Puma. The 92's continue to have electrical faults as they first did when it first came into service.
I think the Puma that crashed today was a differnt type to the one that crashed last month in the UK.
The safest flight I did, was the 3 minute flight out of Blackpool to the rigs. They were confident that the trips were so short and therefore safer, that they only had one pilot......
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I think a new member on here is actually crew on Humbers boat.
I am... but not really new here and have been on the Humber boat since Oct 2007.

I also hold a commercial pilots licence on helicopters so this is rather 'close to home'...

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Sorry Gander thought you were newish, my mistake.

As for flights from Blackpool with CHC Scotia, dodgy as fook. Gaps in doors that rain and hail came through, door handles falling off the boot, lap belts not 4 point harness's, cowls missing off undersides exposing alsorts.
The short flight was great but that was it, I used to shuttle between platforms and you can rack up a years worth of flying in one trip!
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