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Canada CH-149 Cormorant Ditches In Ocean  
User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Well, it looks like Canada now only has 14 Cormorants left in the fleet which is such a sad thing for such a magnificent helicopter:

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...2188492&col=968793972154&t=TS_Home

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The air force said the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron ditched in the water around 12:30 a.m.

He added that while weather conditions were not good in the area at the time of the crash, he did not know if severe weather may have played a part in the tragic mishap.

“As far as we understand, it (the crash) just came out of the blue — a sudden call by a coast guard vessel, in fact, that the helicopter had ditched,” said Pulchny.



James


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User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

That sucks!

Tragic to lose good people while doing their jobs. Airframes can be replaced, it is not so easy to replace the personnel who operate the aircraft.

/M


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3721 times:
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The men and women who man the rescue helicopters and vessels of the world's coast guard/armed forces/etc are heroes every day.

This loss is so much more than a replaceable helicopter.

My prayers to the families and loved ones of the crew.



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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

Wow, I hope that wasn't due to the problems that they were having with the tailboom or whatever that was; hate to see the US President have bought a faulty platform!

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Tha latest from CTV news including the CF Press conference.
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...ash_060713/20060713?hub=TopStories

A sad day for SAR in Canada

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineMissedApproach From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

After the loss of Labrador 305, one of the reccomendations was to install Flight Data Recorders & Cockpit Voice Recorders on all future Canadian military aircraft. Is the Cormorant equipped with these?

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 3):
I hope that wasn't due to the problems that they were having with the tailboom

The tail rotor half-hub is what you're thinking of. It could've caused the crash, but it's not very likely. The inspection interval is pretty short now & the technicians know what to look for. IIRC, it was Canadian maintenance people that identified the problem in the first place.
Seven on board- what's a normal CH-149 SAR crew, five?



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User currently offlineMissedApproach From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

The investigation is complete for this crash, full report at:

http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/dfs...s-rapports/I/pdf/fsir/CH149914.pdf

or the synopsis:

http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/dfs...rts-rapports/I/ch/CH149914-eng.asp



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