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Old 4th Sep 2008, 07:11
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212 accident offshore Dubai

Can anyone give me an update on the fatal Bell 212 accident offshore Dubai, UAE in the Rashid oil field?
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 08:02
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DUBAI (Reuters) - A helicopter crashed off the coast of Dubai on Wednesday killing all seven people on board, the civil aviation authority said on Thursday.

It said the helicopter, which was traveling from Dubai's main international airport to an offshore oil field in the Gulf, was carrying an American, a Briton, a Pakistani, a Filipino, a Venezuelan and two Indians.

"The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates immediately set up an investigation team to find out the cause of the aircraft crash," it said in a statement.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 08:07
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My thoughts and condolences to those involved.
I have a lot of good friends working here - hope they are all well.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 08:10
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Yes ... I have just been told about it.....


A tragedy apparently 9 dead ...cause MAY have been loss of tail rotor/or damage to it on a night takeoff from a platform in the Rashid field.

I have lost another friend and ex workmate ..... RIP C.B.


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Old 4th Sep 2008, 08:31
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Update:

DUBAI (Reuters) - A helicopter crashed into an oil rig off the coast of Dubai on Wednesday killing all seven people on board and forcing the closure of the Rashid oilfield, the civil aviation authority and oil services company said.

The helicopter, which was traveling from Dubai's main international airport to the oilfield around 70 kilometers off the coast of Dubai, crashed onto the deck of the Maersk jack-up drilling rig, they said.

"The aircraft then broke up and fell into the sea," Petrofac, the operator of Dubai government's offshore oilfields, said in a statement.

"Immediately following the incident, a fire broke out on the main deck of the drilling rig which was quickly contained and extinguished... All operations on the Rashid field have been suspended and the platform and drilling rig have been secured."

The helicopter was carrying an American, a Briton, a Pakistani, a Filipino, a Venezuelan and two Indians, none of whom survived, the civil aviation authority said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

"The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates immediately set up an investigation team to find out the cause of the aircraft crash," it said in a statement.

The United Arab Emirates, a seven-member federation including the Gulf trade and tourism hub of Dubai, is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter.

Over 90 percent of its oil is located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai produces under 100,000 barrels per day, mostly from offshore fields.

(Reporting by Lin Noueihed; editing by James Jukwey)
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Farewell you guys. It was a real pleasure working with two complete professionals.

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Old 4th Sep 2008, 10:38
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Any idea who the operator is?
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condolences
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 10:59
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as spinwing has mentioned,i also had the priviledge of knowing and working with c.b, goodbye my friend, my condolences to the families
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 11:05
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Any idea who the operator is?
Aero Gulf, according to Yahoo News.


RIP.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 11:25
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My condolences to family and friends.

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Old 4th Sep 2008, 11:39
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212 accident in Dubai

Was Dave B. on board? However, this is very tragic!!!
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 11:48
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No, not Dave B - spoke to him this morning.

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impact on the rig

Thanks, PACO!!!

Does anyone know what happened or does the authority tap in the dark?
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 12:57
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Rip ChrisB

As a colleague and friend, my condolences go out to all at Aerogulf, families and loved ones.
RIP CB.

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Old 4th Sep 2008, 16:02
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RIP

As a former Aerogulf employee, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew, and of the passengers. May they rest in peace.
My thoughts are also with the extended Aerogulf 'family' at this very sad and difficult time.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 16:04
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Dubai:In memory of my team colleagues

As a colleague and friend, my condolences go out to their families, friends and the Aergulf Services team. They were professional pilots, I very much loved and enjoyed flying with them.

God bless their souls.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 18:15
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Sad, sad, very sad news.

I just heard one of the pilots killed in the crash is Venezuelan. Luis Lovera.

One fine pilot and friend.

May he rest in peace.

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Old 4th Sep 2008, 19:09
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Dubai incident.

My sincere condolences to the families and friends left behind.

I did not have the honor of knowing the crew or passengers, but this is our loss as well.

The old saying that these run in three's, makes us even more attentive and careful.

CMW.
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