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North Sea Helicopter crash

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:53 am

http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/article.aspx?cp-documentid=15633707

I'm sure you've all seen this already but it's still really bad. The poor guys who work on the platforms have it dangerous enough working on them let alone travelling to and from them. It's the second one this year!

It's my field of work - ok we are office based and NOT BP but it's still bad news. Someone here phoned earlier to see if it was anyone we worked with, thankfully it wasn't but they did speak to people who were supposed to be leaving today - they aren't keen suprisingly.
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Re: North Sea Helicopter crash

Postby *Velvet_Kissies* » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:35 pm

Yea I know its awful! 2nd one in 6 weeks, So close to land aswell, life is so cruel
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Re: North Sea Helicopter crash

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:41 pm

I know they've just released 15 of the 16 names; Some were so young too.
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Re: North Sea Helicopter crash

Postby captainf » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:47 pm

Sad news indeed. Apparently a gear box failure.
I dont fly helicopters so cant really comment.
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Re: North Sea Helicopter crash

Postby dem » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:23 am

I think I would be requesting to go by sea next time if I worked on the Rigs as that's been 2 accidents in a few months.
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Re: North Sea Helicopter crash

Postby captainf » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:25 am

Just because theres been two accidents in short succession it doesnt make the helicopter unsafe.
Theres reasons why the accidents occured and its down to the AAIB to figure out why.
They've already ensured that type has an update which should prevent further accidents of that nature.
Its also worth remembering that the 2 recent accidents were not related. Also remember everyone walked away from the first one too.
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