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Helicopter Ditches In North Sea - All OK  
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5138 posts, RR: 33
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

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A helicopter has ditched in the North Sea, Coastguards have said.

The incident - about 25 miles off Aberdeen - is believed to involve a Bond helicopter.

It is understood all 14 on board made it into a liferaft, and are in process of being airlifted by helicopters.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18020646

thankfully everyone appears to be OK.


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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5138 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

UPDATE: All onboard have now been flown to hospital as a precautionary measure.

The helicopter involved was a Bond EC 225 Super Puma. this follows just a few days after an Easa safety bulletin grounded all EC 135s for checks for cracks found in the main rotor.

All helicopter flights out of Aberdeen have now been suspended as a precautionary measure.



That'll teach you
User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7573 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2214 times:

Do they share any relevant parts?

User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1317 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2188 times:
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Quoting nighthawk (Reply 1):
All helicopter flights out of Aberdeen have now been suspended as a precautionary measure.

?? Why? One helicopter ditches, so all helicopters are grounded?

Where's the emoticon for knee-jerking?



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User currently offlinesasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 1):
All helicopter flights out of Aberdeen have now been suspended as a precautionary measure.

That's not an entirely accurate statement... From the BBC website:

"Bond Aviation Group has said it is suspending EC225 Super Puma helicopter flights until further notice."

~SASD209

*edit* Link to story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18020646

[Edited 2012-05-10 15:38:11]

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
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Back in my college days we had a Super Puma that got wet as one of our projects.


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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3426 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 3):
?? Why? One helicopter ditches, so all helicopters are grounded?

because of this...

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 1):
this follows just a few days after an Easa safety bulletin grounded all EC 135s for checks for cracks found in the main rotor.



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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2910 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 3):
?? Why? One helicopter ditches, so all helicopters are grounded?

Where's the emoticon for knee-jerking?

Becase it's the 3rd time in 3 years that one of these helicopters from the same company has ditched in to the north Sea, one in 2009 being fatal. Its a precautionary grounding by the company to check the fleet.

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 6):
because of this...

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 1):
this follows just a few days after an Easa safety bulletin grounded all EC 135s for checks for cracks found in the main rotor.

The two aren't related. Bond grounded the 135 fleet following information from Eurocopter. It's nothing to do with the ditching.

Darren



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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5138 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Quoting sasd209 (Reply 4):
That's not an entirely accurate statement... From the BBC website:

"Bond Aviation Group has said it is suspending EC225 Super Puma helicopter flights until further notice."

At the time of posting, the article said that ALL flights by ALL operators had been suspended. Subsequently, all non-ec225 operations have resumed. At the time of posting it was a perfectly accurate statement.



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User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1317 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
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Quoting nighthawk (Reply 8):
At the time of posting, the article said that ALL flights by ALL operators had been suspended.

This does not make sense and is what I was commenting on.

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 8):
Subsequently, all non-ec225 operations have resumed. At the time of posting it was a perfectly accurate statement.

This may - if there is a history or indication for ec225 craft that would warrant it.



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