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Old 25th Aug 2009, 14:01
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AW139 lost tail taxying DOH

Only heard this from workmates have no further details.
anyone heard anymore?
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 14:23
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What is AW139, and what are you saying? Whatever it is, it's tail just fell off? Just like that? Bet it was a surprise for the rest of this AW139! Amazing, the tail....just fell off. Would help if we knew WTHYATA!

Never believe your workmates. They are usually fools and lying anyway. I know someone who was told (by his workmates) as a joke that he was being made redundant. He went and gave his boss a mouthful.....and was canned as a result! Good joke! 'Mates' are nice, aren't they? Great sense of humour!
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 14:28
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presumably an AW 139 like he says popular helicopter used by many offshore operators, coastguards etc etc! Keep up with things
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 14:47
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Changing jobs unexpectently is a bummer ayye Rainboe!
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 14:53
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There are many who may have thought "AW139 - Schreiner Airways flight number 139?"

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Old 25th Aug 2009, 15:05
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Agusta Westland 139 helicopter, reported to have lost tailboom (1) whilst taxying Doha (Qatar)

Many of my workmates do lie, the one I heard this from originally usually doesn't.

The guy I just talked to offshore said that it was the one I was going to be going out on today, the crewchange flight for the NKD (I cancelled as I had other stuff to do)

so, 2 independant sources . . . .

If you don't understand the terminology, I suggest you look it up rather than have a go at the OP
(1) Tailboom, rear part of a helicopter, usually carries the tail rotor. in cases of unplanned departure usually leads to crew and pax requiring at minimum, change of shreddies.

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Old 25th Aug 2009, 15:15
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Mmmm .....

Curiouser and curiouser ......

There have been numerous AW139 tailboom skin delaminations (for some time now)... but for the boom to come off (if this is not an exaggeration) ....

I smell an AD in the "pipeline" ... so to speak!


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Old 25th Aug 2009, 15:30
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For all most people know- it could have been an Airbus A340 flight AW139. It did not occur to me that we could have been talking about helicopters, about which I know little or nothing (along with most readers), and after all, isn't there a section for Rotorheads anyway? They are not really believable things, and offend the laws of nature anyway, which is why there is a special section for addicts to indulge their strange passion. Why in R&N amongst normal people- see the confusion you create when you are let out?
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 16:06
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AW 139

Are you Mr Angry from Tonbridge ?
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 16:43
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You reckon Bell designed the tailboom?
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 16:55
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Mmmm ....

But I understand that they are (were) glued together (or not?) in Poland ...





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Old 25th Aug 2009, 17:46
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Whatever it is, it's tail just fell off?
Reminds me of this classic :

The front fell off :

Australian Senator Discusses Oil SpillVideo
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 19:14
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Mmmmhhh, silence from all the usual sources....rumor initiated by LMSLB...reminds me of the aviation rumors that get started by the medical side of an aeromedical operation.

Keep at what you do for a living gentlemen.
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 20:06
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glued together (or not?) in Poland ...
NOT, only bare airframe w/o tail assembly made in Swidink
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 20:09
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it could have been an Airbus A340 flight AW139. It did not occur to me that we could have been talking about helicopters,
For crying out loud, we are on the rotor (ie helicopters) heads forum, what else would it be. Keep up.
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 20:28
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Before you go shooting me down for believing 2 of my work pals, give this some time . . . . .

It was a flight I should have been on, I have lost close friends to flying incidents, I fly (as slf) about weekly and have done for the past 26 years.

I have the utmost respect for the guys who work rotary here and have no wish other than to know what happened and what will be done to ensure it doesn't happen again, both for the guys in the front of the bus and those of us in the back (who by didn't of _having_ to fly to work are as much affected by this as anyone else).

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Old 25th Aug 2009, 21:21
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For crying out loud, we are on the rotor (ie helicopters) heads forum, what else would it be. Keep up.
It did start life in the Flight Deck forum...
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 21:36
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R&N actually
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 22:10
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is that a Homer Simpson Doh ?.
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 01:48
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Agusta

Heard from Agusta customer service rep about this today so it's legit. No details other than Agusta is sending a team to investigate. Does anyone have any info on who the operator is and serial number, date of manufacture, TTAF?
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