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Old 17th May 2011, 20:33
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PR01, abject apologies for not picking up on your earlier request; I`m trying to contact `Scroggs` the Mod,as he was doing the Airbridge and may have further details.One of the pilots of the S-K was an ex stude of mine from RNEFTS..
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Old 17th May 2011, 23:53
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I don't read Spanish but it looks like the contributor thinks Castillo was in C430. This is not so. The wreckage on Pebble Island was Raul Diaz' C430.
Both Castillo (C419) and Puga (C410) went down in the sea well to the north of the island.
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Old 19th May 2011, 16:05
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Hi Edmund:
You´re right. He thought it was as you said, but I explained him the same than you´ve wroten. By the way, the photo with a turbine inside the fouselagge and the port wing joined, is from C-430 or from C-437? There is another one where a turbine is seen alone. Is it the same canibalished or it´s from the other Dagger?

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Old 22nd May 2011, 19:19
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27 June – An RAFLockheed Hercules C.1P, XV206, of 1312 Flight, and a Royal NavyWestland Sea King HAS5, XZ919, helicopter of 826 Naval Air Squadron, collide in cloud north of the Falkland Islands, at around 300 ft. The Hercules lost the wing beyond its #1 (port outer) engine but still managed to land. The Sea King, based at RNAS Culdrose, was lost and all four on board killed.

Thursday,27 June 1985

FAA, 826b Squadron, Seahawk, flying Sea King operating from RFA, air crash in Falkland Islands
HAYES, Duncan I A, Lieutenant (P), C027691E
RODWELL, Simon J, Lieutenant (P), C026512T
SIMPSON, Robert C, Lieutenant Commander, C021831U
SUMMERS, Paul C, Leading Aircrewman (O), D187469P

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Old 23rd May 2011, 18:04
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Hercules/Sea King mid air, N Falklands

sycamore and kilonovenber52 - Many thanks for this information re mid air Herc/RN Seaking 27 Jun 85. Can I ask, in ORAC's blog, what does 'IMC' mean? I am but a simple sailor here... so please hit me around the head with the blindingly obvious .... Re RN aircrew lost, Simon Rodwell was the pal I referred to earlier...
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Old 24th May 2011, 00:35
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IMC = Instrument Meteorological Conditions. Clouds in this case, but can also be low visibility.

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Old 25th May 2011, 10:42
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Old 25th May 2011, 16:30
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PR01, Paul,sorry I`d been misinformed about the S-K crew details; I didn`t know any on board that aircraft..Syc..
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Old 28th May 2011, 21:04
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Seaking/Hurcules mid air

India Four Two, thanks for making this clearer.
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Old 30th Jul 2013, 21:22
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Hello all,

Open question to all here that have visited the Falklands since the war. Does anyone remember seeing aircraft wreckage around Whale Point? This is the string of small islands and lagoons south of Fitzroy. I can provide a map link if necessary.

I have solid info on this but am curious to know if others know of it, especially from previous years.

Regards to all.

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Old 20th Mar 2014, 20:17
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Seaking - Hercules mid air 1986

Paul, I remember all too well the accident to which you refer. I was on 826 A Flight and we took over from B Flight on board RFA RELIANT. It was a sad sorry time which was made worse by the fact that we all knew there had been type of dog up. It was a rubbish job doing the SOULANT Roulement then towed array patrols up north when we were not down south. It was made easier by the fact that all the guys on A,B and C flights were great guys. I knew Simon well not only did we do some of our flying training together but we also shared the same crew room at 826. The inquiry exonerated the C130 crew of any blame it if I remember rightly the radar operator ashore came in for some criticism.
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 17:34
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XZ919 Collision with C130 FIPZ Thursday, 27 June 1985

I was the Communications Officer on watch onboard RFA Reliant at the time of the incident.

It was a very sad time I will never forget.

I remember that trip was 5 months long, most of it at sea. There was a good team spirit onboard and we had a badminton court in the vessel's hold.

I wrote a poem in B Flt's Line Book, hope it's still there.

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Old 9th Oct 2016, 10:18
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This is probably one of the finest PPRuNe threads ever. Reading a discussion of once opposing members of armed forces with so much respect and courtesy gave me a lot hope regarding humanity. I will sleep better tonight.
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Old 9th May 2018, 23:46
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Sorry for resurrecting this old thread.

Just a question, anyone is aware of an Argentine helicopter wreck around or in the vicinity of Port Pleasant ?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 11:12
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I picked up the Spanish version on Zone Militar, I was the man on the ground you were in contact with, the main group remained in the hills. l and another colleague had come forward to the area we were told you would be using as the firing point. When you fired we were in your 7 o'clock about 200m from you.

I warned you on your approach of two argy helicopters which had taken off from the airport but heading south, you asked if we could cover you which I said we could (although Im sure you thought we had stingers in our belt kit, which we didnt).

You unleashed a storm of artillery and anti aircraft cannon fire which coloured the sky for several minutes but they didnt know exactly where the rockets came from, it was good to see you make a successful escape into the mist.
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