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North Sea heli ditching: Oct 2012

Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:09
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BBC News - 'Helicopter ditches in North Sea'

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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:13
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Lifeboats have been launched after reports a helicopter has ditched in the North Sea.

It is believed the incident is about 20 miles south of Sumburgh Head in Shetland.
It is not yet known if there are any casualties.


An RNLI spokesperson told BBC Scotland the Kirkwall, Aith and Lerwick lifeboats were launched after being alerted by Shetland Coastguard.


It is believed to involve a CHC helicopter.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:22
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North Sea heli ditched

BBC News reporting that a helicopter has ditched 20 miles south of Sumburgh....

Operator is reported to be CHC.

Fingers crossed crew and pax are safe.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:23
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Just had a news alert for this. Sky are saying that SAR are "attempting to rescue 19 people from the sea." Fingers crossed!
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:27
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Anyone know which rig it was going to/from?
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:28
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Fingers crossed for a speedy and safe return to dry land.
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Afraid not however RNLI have confirmed that they have recovered all 19 POB from a raft. Great news.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:29
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Helicopter ditching in the North Sea

BBC reporting this:
BBC News - Lifeboats launched after helicopter ditches in North Sea
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:32
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Any news on type?
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BBC News - Lifeboats launched after helicopter ditches in North Sea
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:34
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CHC Helicopter confirmed one of its aircraft was involved but the exact details of the incident were not yet known.


It is not yet known if there are any casualties.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:34
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All 19 safely recovered according to the BBC.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:35
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Sky News reporting that it was a soft controlled landing in the sea.(what ever that means!)
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:36
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Sky saying all safe thankfully.

North Sea Rescue As Helicopter Ditches
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:37
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thank god everyone is Ok,,,,,,,
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:43
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Possibly a EC225, but not sure how accurate my source is.
I hear all pax & crew recovered ok.
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 15:49
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thank god everyone is Ok,,,,,,,
Nothing to do with crew skills then?
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Old 22nd Oct 2012, 16:17
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STV reports it as en route from Aberdeen to the West Phoenix drilling rig.
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Looks like it was Helibus 24T, left Aberdeen at 1415
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Beeb reports:
It is understood the Super Puma EC 225 had been heading to the West Phoenix drilling rig.
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