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Two Killed In Helicopter Crash, Not Far From Here.  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

Just noticed on the news that two people were killed about half an hour ago when their helicopter crashed at Voss, in Norway. This is not very far from the airport I work at, and the helicopter company "Airlift" based here have several helicopters operating in those areas. None of their helicopters left from here, but it looks like the aircraft belonged to the same company...

The helicopter was working on a ski-lift at the local skiing facilities at Voss.

More info will follow.

Thom@s


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5852 times:



Uncertain how many were onboard.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

Sad to hear these news, my condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the two who perished.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5745 times:

Update:

The helicopter crashed just before 4PM local time, in the skitrack Bavallen, Voss, not too far from Bergen. The helicopter was lifting material to be used during the construction of a new ski lift, when the accident occured. It is still not clear what caused the accident.

Eyewitnesses say the helicopter dropped from a high altitude, spun round twice, before hitting the ground between two residential homes.



From the pictures I'm still unable to work out the reg of the aircraft, but it appears to be from the company "Helitrans".

Thom@s



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

Helicopter identified:

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=76625

Reg: LN-ODH
Eurocopter AS.350B2 Ecureuil
Operated by Airlift.

Thom@s

[Edited 2006-09-14 18:38:01]


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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5691 times:

I don't mean to sound mean and obviously this is a sad tragedy, but what's with the title of this thread?
From where I am, Voss IS quite far from here.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5668 times:

Ah, should perhaps have pointed out that I work in Førde... which isn't too far from here. Didn't mean to say it happened next door or anything, so sorry if the title was misleading.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineGBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5635 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 6):
Ah, should perhaps have pointed out that I work in Førde... which isn't too far from here. Didn't mean to say it happened next door or anything, so sorry if the title was misleading.

I think the point is, 'here' depends where the reader of the thread title is actually situated...by definition, 'not far from here' is going to be patently untrue for a huge proportion (in this case, the majority I imagine!) of the site's readership since everyone is dotted all over the world  Smile Thus the second part of the title is meaningless/confusing.

In context though, not a big deal...a shame for all involved in the crash  Sad


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12262 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5563 times:
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Quoting Thom@s (Reply 4):
Operated by Airlift.

Not to sound too critical...but with their history, does it really surprise you? Airlift has more than their share of helicopters falling out of the sky.

14OCT1996: LN-OPR. 4 dead after hitting power lines
24APR1998: LN-OPX. 1 dead, 2 injured after losing control in fog/snow
06NOV1999: LN-OCF. 2 dead, 2 injured after engine failure
19AUG2002: LN-OPT. No injuries. Helicopter damaged during loading
18DEC2003: LN-OLK. 2 injured after losing control and hitting the ice
21JUL2005: LN-OPV. No injuries. Helicopter damaged after pilot hit container on ground
29AUG2005: LN-OPI. No injuries. Emergency landing after engine failure

As these accident reports show, Airlift seems to have a high amount of accidents compared to other operators of helicopters.

Yet another picture:



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