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2007 Puma Crash, Enquiry and Inquest (Merged)

Old 8th Aug 2007, 21:33
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2007 Puma Crash, Enquiry and Inquest (Merged)

Local BBC reporting breaking news involving a helicopter crash within Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.

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Old 8th Aug 2007, 21:44
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Sky news streamer "MoD investigating reports of an Army helicopter crash near Catterick Garrison"
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 21:50
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Sky link here (not much more detail at the time of posting).
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 21:52
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BBC report two rescue helicopters and a mountain rescue team despatched.
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 21:57
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Some more reports

http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/...hes_report.php
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 22:02
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BBC confirm at least 8 casualties taken to hospital.

'Close to Catterick garison'.
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Can confirm Seakings from Leconfield and Boulmer are involved.
Hope everyone is okay and the injuries are not too serious.
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 22:31
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Local radio mentioned a possible death, but not cert.
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 22:46
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I hope that all those involved make a speedy recovery and that the news of a fatality are incorrect.
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 22:55
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Sounds like a busy night. The 202 guys just woke me up coming back to Boulmer a few moments ago.

Touching wood that all onboard the helicopter in question are ok and in good hands.
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 22:56
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The Northern Echo picture shows a Puma

The Northern Echo has published a phot of an RAF Puma to illustrate its article http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/index.php, They have been advised that this is an RAF aircraft. Iwish they would get their facts right think of the distress that it causes to the families of both Army AIr Corps and those of the Puma crews
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 23:04
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6937953.stm
12 injured...... speedy recover boy / gals

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According to Beeb some of the 12 are walking wounded, not most.
Here's hoping it is in fact all who are walking wounded.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 00:04
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OMG...

We were tasking right next to them earlier this evening, we left at 20:30 as they were walking to their aircraft (no, I won't be posting the type until it's general knowledge).

My fingers are crossed that they and their passengers are all OK...

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 00:12
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Another few sleepless nights as we wait to hear the full story and its outcome. Mine and Mrs Ident's fingers crossed for all involved.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 03:03
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Sky just announced two dead.....a sad accident. Thoughts with all familes and friends. RIP

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 03:44
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RIP

Another sad loss.

RIP guys, whoever you are ???
Cold beer, when next we meet !
Condolences to all involved, Sqn & Family........

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 06:51
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Has the type been released yet? Almost 12 hours and still no indication....

RIP guys.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 07:03
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Telegraph reporting a Puma.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../ncrash209.xml

Thoughts go out to 33 and 230.
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Catterick

There is now a picture on the BBC News web site so hopefully MOD will end the speculation very quickly!

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