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Chopper down in Morecambe

Old 27th Dec 2006, 20:39
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Red face Chopper down in Morecambe

Channel 4 and BBC reporting this online, airbourne from Blackpool Airport. THoughts are with all those involved, hoping the 7 on board are all OK.
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Old 27th Dec 2006, 21:11
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Unfortunately 5 bodies found Dauphin.
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Old 27th Dec 2006, 21:53
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My thoughts are with families involved......so sad .......the downside to aviation
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 07:15
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 10:27
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Originally Posted by Admin_Guru View Post
What concerns me though is why the accident was not survivable. The PAX & Crew wear protective clothing and undergo (perhaps with the exception of the contract worker) dunker training. Clearly they vacated the aircraft as all bar one body has been found, yet none survive despite an instant notification to RCC from the rig.

Also noted that SAR boyz from Leconfield and Valley attended, despite Boulmer being the nearest, and there must be a reason, cause Valley to Morcambe Bay is hardly a quick response scenario. Not wishing to detract from what must have been an unpleasant job, especially during the festive season.

Condolances to friends and family that may frequent these pages. Lets hope that although this is a civilian incident, any lessons learnt are passed on to the military.
Perhaps out of respect to those friends and family, you could keep your clueless speculation to yourself, you ignorant c0ck.

And while you're at it, be a love and update your map of the UK, as if it tells you that Boulmer's closest, it probably also says 'here be dragons' on it somewhere.

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 10:36
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I was just about to say "stick to admin, as navigation isn't your forte "

Pilots unlikely to have had STASS: it's not the norm at all in UK Offshore industry. Pax MAY have had rebreathers.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 10:39
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Your comments never cease to amaze me in their stupidity, ignorance and sheer thoughlessness. You really are an utter, utter fool Sir. Please, just go away for ever and don't come back.

Deepest condolences to all those families involved, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
RIP guys, God Bless.

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:18
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Admin Guru, you are a cretin.

RIP guys, Si you'll be a big miss...
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:24
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Sky news on form as usual.

Loads of video of an RAF SAR cab and a big picture of an RN Seaking behind the presenters. All emblazoned with Helicopter Crash, Disaster, Destruction, etc, etc. Is it that difficult to find a picture of a Dauphin for a backdrop?

RIP guys, condolences to family and friends.

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:25
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AG - you certainly have a way with words. I take it you've never been in the dunker, nor spent much time thinking about vacating a downed helo in the dark, in the briny? Stick to stacking.

A sad day, but our thoughts go with them.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:26
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My thoughts with all the families, especially Si Fodderings.

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:29
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Admin Guru, to post comments such as yours at this time really does show you to be a c0ck. If you bothered to read some of the news from onscene doctors etc, you would see that they didn't believe it to be a survivable accident and no-one appears to have been able to vacate. I don't wish to go into what happened or even speculate at this time but if the aircraft commander wasn't able to perform a controlled ditching, they wouldn't have much use for survival suits etc. The aircraft was found in pieces so again, dunker training not really of much use either. Please think about what you post about these sorts of incidents before doing so. Some comments can be considered insensitive even if they may not be meant that way at the time of posting.
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AG - not the time or place to spout off - surely your thoughts should be with the families and friends of the guys who tragically lost their lives.

SARMONKEY - well said, AG's comments were truly c0ck-like!!!
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:47
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I don't think I had the privilege of meeting Simon, but the world is a poorer place after the loss of Steve (Spot On).

I never met a nicer bloke.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:58
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I don't think I had the privilege of meeting Simon, but the world is a poorer place after the loss of Steve (Spot On).
I never met a nicer bloke.
The same can be said for Simon too. A gentle giant and a heart of gold.
A very sad day indeed.
AG, you are type of dog
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 13:51
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R.I.P Guy's.
Si, you will be missed old buddy!!

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 14:13
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May I just add my condolences; I knew neither the crew nor the pax, yet as a former pilot and present offshore worker, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those we have lost in this tragedy.

I have nothing to add to those comments made about A-G, other than you really are the most thoughtless arrse.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 14:24
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I'm "only" cabin crew out of LHR but several of our drivers knew these poor souls and their response has even affected me.
Can't imagine the feeling of loss, especially at this time of year. I'm sure all in the aviation industry share the grief of the bereaved.
Is that AG a c0ck or a complete c0unt?
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 14:52
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Rest In Peace.

This is a dangerous job. Some do it for the money, some do it for the danger.
One thing is for sure, we all do it because we love it.

My thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 15:30
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Condolences to all the family and friends of those lost. It was a very sad and difficult night, and you should rest assured that the comments of AG are way off the mark. The correct units from all the rescue services were called and on scene as soon as humanly possible. It saddens and angers me that someone would question that at this early stage and cause the people who are already distressed even more to worry about.
AG you obviously read this forum and live up to your name as a REMF. Please apologise and remove your ignorant and very insensitive post or stop visiting a forum you are clearly not qualified or intelligent enough to comment on.
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