The Ozzie BOY
18th Jun 2012, 02:32
THE occupants of a helicopter have escaped unharmed after crash landing at Redcliffe Aerodrome.
A police spokesman said it was unclear whether the helicopter had sustained much damage but it appeared the occupants were not injured.
He said the men were seen walking away from the crash shortly before midday along the eastern end of the runway.
Emergency services were on scene.
Helicopter crash lands at Redcliffe Aerodrome | The Courier-Mail (http://bit.ly/LvLqIz)
18th Jun 2012, 03:18
SEQ incidents is reporting the occupants of a helicopter which crashed at Redcliffe Aerodrome this morning are safe and well.
Details of the incident are sketchy, but emergency crews were called to the aerodrome at Nathan Rd, Kippa-Ring, this morning about 11am.
Emergency services are still on the scene.
A Department of Communities spokesperson confirmed the occupants are safe and well.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the helicopter was from Aeropower, a local flight training facility but a spokeswoman said all she could say was they were assisting CASA civil aviation safety authority - with investigations.
`It's just happened so that's all I can say at this stage,'' the spokeswoman said.
A fire truck, two ambulances and two police cars were on the scene.
Smoke from helicopter crash at Redcliffe Aerodrome, Kippa-Ring. Picture: Kay Picton Source: Quest Newspapers
Courier Mail (http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/moreton/helicopter-crash-at-redcliffe-aerodrome/story-fn8m0yu3-1226398618505)
18th Jun 2012, 07:18
Video showed a bent but unburnt H300 Cbi on the news this evening.
18th Jun 2012, 08:33
Ridiculous speculative reporting... That smoke is coming from a forest fire around 12nm north. You can clearly see where the smoke has risen to the top of the inversion layer and tracked laterally. Anyone flying around YBSU to YBBN would have seen this smoke today.
The chopper was never on fire at any time.
18th Jun 2012, 12:39
Goodness me 5/50
Are you really suggesting that the Courier Mail assumed the smoke was from the chopper crash? Let's see it from their perspective... Crash, picture of smoke, fire engines dispatched... Seems like a perfectly logical journalistic thought pattern here. Where was the school/kindergarten/church/sports stadium etc. to make it a really believable story?
They could have at least waited to see the pictures from the news helicopter which clearly showed no fire. Besides, white smoke is usually a grass fire. That time of the year in Brisvegas.
19th Jun 2012, 06:49
There has been a grass fire up that way for weeks - and the local rag didn't know?:ugh:
19th Jun 2012, 08:44
Where was the school/kindergarten/church/sports stadium etc. to make it a really believable story?
Now that is kind of funny....... The school and kindy is about 0.5nm WSW of the runway :}
Ohh maybe its 0.7nm.....its close enough though :)
19th Jun 2012, 08:51
ATSB Report (http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2012/aair/ao-2012-082.aspx).
Aircraft owner/operator (http://casa-query.funnelback.com/search/search.cgi?collection=casa_aircraft_register&collection=casa_aircraft_register&form=&query=&meta_v_sand=LTO&Search=Search&session=1344335542).
19th Jun 2012, 09:07
Thanks TailWheel, have you got a photo of the helicopter prior to the crash from airliners.net plus the weather and notams from the day? This would be most helpful in further speculation. Thanks.
19th Jun 2012, 11:16
Mate, this is Queensland. Surely your tag should be XXXX. (For the rest of the world, XXXX (pronounced "four-ex") is the local beer, only because it is alleged that Queenslanders can not spell "beer".)
I also believe they tried to market their beer in the west coast US, but came to grief because there is a product already called Fourex...it is the local brand of condom, and since their jingle was "I can feel a Fourex coming on" their marketing program just didn't get off the ground.
Jaba, I fail to see how the Courier missed those facts. Just can't get good press coverage these days.