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Navy Helicopters Crash : Sad Day For Faa

Old 22nd Mar 2003, 06:07
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Navy Helicopters Crash : Sad Day For Faa

Our thoughts and condolences go the families of those invloved

They died in the line of duty and serving their country.


SKY NEWS ITEM
NAVY HELICOPTERS CRASH

Seven crew members are missing, feared dead, after two Royal Navy Sea King Airborne Early Warning helicopters collided in mid-air over international waters in the Gulf today.


British forces spokesman Group Captain Al Lockwood told Sky News the helicopters hit each other and did not crash as a result of enemy activity.

"It happened in the early hours," he said. "A search is underway for the missing crew.

"A total of seven people were on board and no survivors have been found as yet," he said.

"But we are doing our utmost to establish very, very quickly what the implications could be and what caused the accident itself."

He added: "The most important thing at this moment is with notifying next of kin of the casualties."

The exact location of the crash has not been disclosed.

Eight British soldiers and four US marines were killed in a helicopter crash in Kuwait on Friday.
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Old 22nd Mar 2003, 09:12
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Understand that the Sea Kings are from RNAS Culdrose 849 Sqdn.
A very sad day for all in Helston and connected with the squadron!
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Really sad day for the '49ers. Our most heart felt condolences to those families and friends in Cornwall. From the ex-Baggers in Dubai. Our thoughts are with you.
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A desperately sad and tragic day, not only for 849 but for us all.
Like the rest, I send my heartfelt condolences to all family and friends of those lost.
As Gulf_slf says, they died serving their country, and we are all proud of them.
God Bless them all.

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Concur all above comments. From an ex R07 ATCO now dunnunda, all our thoughts are with 849 and the families in Helston.
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Old 22nd Mar 2003, 12:36
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Deepest sympathies to family, friends and Squadron mates of all those involved. A sad day for 849 and the FAA.
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I would like to post my sincere condolences to the families of the six Royal Navy and one US Navy aircrew tragically killed in the NAG this morning. Also my thoughts are with the squadron mates back at Culdrose and the crew of the Ark still out there fighting the war. Truely a sad day for the RN.
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My heartfelt condolences to all the family and friends of the top people who lost their lives today. My thoughts, as an ex-member of the Flaming Datum Drinking Fraternity, also go out to all those from Culdrose who fly the Great Grey Whale of the Sky. Raise a beer to them from those of us who, due to location, cannot.
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Old 22nd Mar 2003, 14:48
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As a Bagman, I am truly shocked and saddened. Our community has lost 7 fine friends courageously doing their duty.

Mine and my wife's heart goes out to all the loved ones left behind, and to their Squadron mates left bereft on the Ark. Baggers throughout give them all the support they need at this trying time.

Rest in Peace fellas ...

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Rest in peace boys. Thoughts are with the friends and families of those involved.
Also condolencies to those on the Sea Knight, and their loved ones.
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Old 22nd Mar 2003, 16:06
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My deepest condolences to the families of those involved and their comrades on R07. It must be a terrible time for everyone on the Squadron and that fine ship.

Such a sad day the FAA and the Royal Navy have not had for many years. The baggers are such a tight nit community this will be so hard to take. It was a pleasure serving with all at 849 during my time as 801 Freddie and words cannot express the sadness I feel at the passing of friends and former ship mates.
You died helping make the world a safer place for us all, rest in eternal peace.
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Old 22nd Mar 2003, 17:44
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I raise a glass to toast fallen Comrades

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Condolences to the friends and family of all those lost, both in the SKWs and the CH-46 yesterday.
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Mrs Chute and myself would like to convey our condolences to everyone who knew these fine people who died in this tragic accident. Each of them will fly VMC on top for eternity.
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Two days in a row I've been woken by the news of UK losses in the Gulf and have carried on the day with a heavy heart. Having flown with 849 as a holdover and, most lately, as a temporary addition to the crew, words cannot properly express my sadness at the loss of 7 members of the FAA community.

As a Junglie, the loss of 8 Royal Marines yesterday was equally saddening and led to a very quiet and sombre day.

RIP guys, your professionalism and dedication will not be forgotten. I hope that other PPRuNers, particularly current or former members of the FAA or RM will find the opportunity to join me in raising a glass to you tonight.
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My deepest condolences to all the family and friends of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident.
As an ex-pinger, Sim instructor and F2 I have worked alongside the Baggers and they have always been a group who worked and played hard up there with the best. We'll be raising a beer Downunda for you.

The world wide Sea King community has lost some of its own.

We will remember them!
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I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news.

RIP to the crews, and my sincere condolences to the fammilies and friends.
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OC 849 is a good friend and at this point I do not know if he is still with us. BM if you read this then thank God, my thoughts are with you at this tragic time.
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Any word on the names of those lost? Surely they've been able to advise the next of kin by now. I know blokes from old 819 and other sqdns. Nothing on newswires yet.
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The names have not been released yet. I dont think it would be right to post them here until that time.

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