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North Sea Helicopter ditching 10th May 2012

Old 10th May 2012, 12:46
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BBC News 24 quoting Aberdeen Coast Guard that helicopter has ditched in N.Sea "25 miles from Aberdeen".

Presumably more to follow.
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BBC News - Helicopter ditches in North Sea off Aberdeen
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Just seen it there too. Hope everyone's ok...
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BBC reports 14 in life raft following "controlled ditching" and rescue underway.

A helicopter has ditched in the North Sea, Coastguards have said.

The incident - about 25 miles off Aberdeen - is believed to involve a Bond helicopter.

It is understood all 14 on board made it into a liferaft, and are in process of being airlifted by helicopters.

The incident, which happened at about 12:15, has been described as a controlled ditching.

The incident is being co-ordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard. The RNLI lifeboat is also on its way to the scene.
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Latest news is a controlled diching with 14 people in a liferaft now being rescued. Fingers crossed for a safe outcome.
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BBC reports 14 pob in life raft post controlled ditching.
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Thank goodness
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Callsign is Bond 88R
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Sky saying an oil problem followed by a controlled ditching. Glad there all safe.
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Ditching

If all ok - great outcome. Well done to all involved
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All pax and crew recovered and accounted for as at a few minutes ago. MGB oil issue apparently. Type confirmed as EC 225.
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Jigsaw search and rescue heli just landed at ARI with some of the lads from the ditched chopper
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Glad all are OK. Lets hope that the a/c and HUMS can be recovered and the fault found. There has been too much a history in the North Sea of the a/c sinking on recovery.

How is the weather up North, guys. pretty windy here in Wales

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Glad everyone is safe.
Helicopter carrying 14 people ditches into the North Sea off Aberdeen | Aberdeen & North | News | STV

Rumor: MGB OIL P LOW

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Old 10th May 2012, 15:26
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2nd EC 225 ditching in 2 years for Bond.
Really? I must have missed the last one, can you post a link to the details?
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well done crew

Congratulations to the crew for a professional job and a successful outcome.

If they were only 500m from the platform, and the issue was a low oil pressure warning light, I'm wondering what people think of the risk of returning to the platform compared to a ditching? However, everyone lived to tell the tale so their decision was a good one.
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What if they were only 800 metres away? Or only 3 miles away? 4 miles?

I'm sure the crew did the best thing possible with their knowledge of the systems and general situation. A ditching is not a light decision.
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I think the answer to that lies in the Newfoundland crash.. "we can make that"... splash.
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according to the BBC its the third incident with super pumas, I do recall G-JSAR came down on a beach somewhere at some point, and of course the loss of life in another incidetn though I believ it was not an exact Puma model but nevertheless a Puma?
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A few moments research;

18 Feb 09, G-REDU EC225
01 Apr 09, G-REDL AS332L2
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