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Old 12th Aug 2015, 17:09   #1 (permalink)
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Bristow S76 down in Lagos discussion (Not condolences)

Reports coming in of a Bristow S76 crash in Lagos, some survivors and some fatals, apparently.
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Sad news: Helicopter Crashes Into Oworonsoki End Of Lagos Lagoon - Channels Television
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More details here: Four die, two missing in Lagos helicopter crash
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Very sad news, There were ten passengers plus two pilots. It looks like a least six dead.... I heard them this morning on the radio going to offshore ....

[UPDATED+Videos] Four die, two missing in Lagos helicopter crash
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Do you know who the pilots were?
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Does anybody know who the crew were?
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Press release from Bristow

http://prod-app-01.bristowgroup.com/...n_accident.pdf
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Whilst we all are concerned at the news that the crew perished in this accident, please refrain from speculating with the identities of those who have died until officially released.

The family should be informed first, and not hear via PPRuNe.
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Agreed SP

Up to now, I have seen no official word about the crew, and continue to hope for the best. Many good friends still there, both P1 and P2.

Just standing by......
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Any word about the crew...? Not a good day...
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Rescue personnel say that they have recovered an additional two bodies bringing the total number to twelve.


Desperately sad news.
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The crew names have been released. Sad day for all.

Everyone,

It is with tremendous sadness that we now confirm our crew as being among the fatalities from yesterday’s tragic accident.

The crew were Captain Joseph “Jay” Wyatt, age 37, of Oklahoma, and First Officer Peter Bello, age 26, of Nigeria.

Captain Wyatt joined Bristow in 2006 and has spent his entire career flying with Bristow Helicopters out of Africa. First Officer Peter Bello joined Bristow in 2014 after graduating from Bristow Academy’s helicopter flight school. Both were highly respected members of the Bristow family. Their families have been informed and are receiving our fullest support.

We all remain shaken and deeply saddened by this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all of those on board.

I am so sorry to be the bearer of this news. We will continue to keep you informed as news becomes available.

Kind regards,

Duncan Moore
Regional Director, Africa & Middle East
Bristow Group Inc.


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At least we know the cause now:

According to Vanguard, the Traditional ruler of Oworonsoki, Oba Basiru Oloruntoyin Saliu, who spoke to Vanguard in a telephone conversation said as soon as the incident occurred, said the collapse of traditional rites in the area may be responsible for the crash. He said,


The government no longer pays attention to traditional rites which is necessary to prevent such occurrences. For instance, how many times have we appeased the goddess this year? An occurrence like this may be caused by the goddess because no human being can depict the depth of the lagoon; but if the goddess is appeased, she would have prevented such occurrence.
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From Wasbu head.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those most directly affected by Wednesday’s tragic events and we continue to focus our efforts on supporting the families in every way that we can.

Meantime, about 1 hours ago, I can report that the cockpit voice / flight data recorder from the aircraft was recovered and handed over to the AIB for analysis.

We will continue to keep you updated as facts become available to us.
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My sympathies to all involved. Had this happened on the North Sea this thread would be pages long by now. I don't know what that says about us as aviators or the industry we work for.
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Pretty sure the reason for the brevity of this thread is that if the ones of us who worked there, or still work there, posted what we think about what happened it would be, or already has been, banned.

This is what happens when policy and political correctness overrides common sense and learning from the past...
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Or maybe out of respect and the postings from the Bristows Manager people are just waiting for information.
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Some things have already been posted and deleted. I personally made a few remarks out of sadness and the loss of a good friend which were chopped and I under stand why.

It is a time to remember the guys we have lost and treat their passing with respect.

There is going to be plenty of time to point fingers, speculate, blame and so on!

As hard as I find it to hold my tongue I respect this time for my good friend! But however look forward to the fiasco that will follow this in possibly another thread.

BHNL are in the t and they know it.

Focker out for now!
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Angry A sad day

The cause cannot be hidden. The cause will determined to be either mechanical or human error. Now if it mechanical BATS is on the hook. Do you suppose that Bristow/BATS will shove their silly little helmet rule join the rest of the world and allow pilots to pull cowling and give the thing a proper look over in the morning before strapping and in and going... I doubt it! At least there could have been a second look. Maybe something got missed.... JOIN THE HELICOPTER INDUSTRY.

Why not invite in the NTSB to have a look... what's the harm in that?

Very sad for the family, way too young to go.
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Maybe the company should stop accepting flights in IMC on VFR plans/reserves?
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