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Bristow S-92 Emergency landing at Yme oil platform

Old 4th Oct 2013, 18:35
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Bristow S-92 Emergency landing at Yme oil platform

Poor google translate from aftenbladet.no

S-92 on the way from Valhall to Stavanger.

Crew and pax, 14 total, hoisted off the rig by 330 Sqn Sea King

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Old 4th Oct 2013, 19:00
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Anything to say HC?
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 19:15
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There is a audio interview with the rescue coordinator in Norwegian on this site: NRK

Points of interest from the audio:

1. Crew called other helos on the R/T and stated they had problems
2. Position was 17nm from the unmanned and closed Yme rig when the indicent occurred.
3. Weather was very poor, VV300 and 200 meters vis.

Rescue coordinator did not mention cause/nature of problem with the aircraft.

YME rig:

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Old 4th Oct 2013, 20:50
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MGB issues. Again...
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 21:02
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Looks like the crew got the bird to a safe landing sight safely.

Good.
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 22:06
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Anything to say HC?
Not sure why I should have anything to say, but if you want something, here it is : "Its an S92, what do you expect?"

There, all better now?
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Any more news on what the malfunction was?
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It might have been a 92....but it did not ditch!
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Old 5th Oct 2013, 04:48
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It does seem that ditching a helicopter is the ultimate sin .....

2 controlled ditchings in an EC225 and the entire fleet is grounded

6 (at least) 'Land Immediately's' in an S92 and the fact that 5 out of the six made it to a ship / jungle clearing / airfield / deserted oil platform, and there is no problem at all???

It seems the HD Colour footage of EC225's floating quite successfully on the water makes for better press coverage that a helicopter sitting on an oil platform it wasn't intending to be on.

I wonder how the oil workers would feel if we demanded what Safety Valves they should be using offshore?
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Ok, so my flightplan should be to only include areas where a alternate is closely available then a forced landing won't count vs if my flight plan include areas without closeby alternates a forced landing is a issue cause I have to ditch? Are we now back to the logic of rather try and make the alternate and save myselve the front page and my aircraft type grounding? N the light of current safety reviews this is a great sentiment that already cost lifes in a 92 so lets revert back to it as long as I do not ditch?
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Old 5th Oct 2013, 08:38
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I wonder how the oil workers would feel if we demanded what Safety Valves they should be using offshore?
Why the sudden spat at the Oilies ?

In the previous North Sea Ditching thread we seemed to manage and build a mutual respect between Pilots / Passengers.

Can you not see that there are bound to be reservations from some quarters about a mode of transport that has killed 20 people in the North Sea over past 4 years ?
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Old 5th Oct 2013, 08:53
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Can you not see that there are bound to be reservations from some quarters about a mode of transport that has killed 20 people in the North Sea over past 4 years ?
Is that the car or motorbike??

I know of of at least 3 NS pilots injured or killed, in the last decade, on motorbikes while travelling into work


HF

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I honestly believe some of us are really missing the point here. The offshore workers are not bothered whether it is a Eurocopter, Sikorsky or indeed AW involved. We seem to be. They are upset because these events happen at all.

This appears to be an industry problem not limited to a sole type or manufacturer.

Well done to the crew in this case. A good outcome.

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This appears to be an industry problem not limited to a sole type or manufacturer.
Or, indeed, which side of the N. Sea you operate! Maybe some of the smuggness might wear off now, and statistical reality be appreciated.
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I honestly believe some of us are really missing the point here. The offshore workers are not bothered whether it is a Eurocopter, Sikorsky or indeed AW involved. We seem to be. They are upset because these events happen at all.

This appears to be an industry problem not limited to a sole type or manufacturer.

Well done to the crew in this case. A good outcome.

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Old 5th Oct 2013, 09:42
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Lets all calm down a bit. The only public "info" right now is that from the press. The Norwegian newspapers are notoriously sensationalist. The reality will be somewhat different from what has been reported.
This incident was NOT a "land immediately" situation. The weather was considerably better than was reported. There was no perceived drama from pax. It was a controlled landing. Redundant systems in the aircraft did their job. A well executed recovery operation brought all back to land as soon as possible.
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The only public "info" right now is that from the press
Really ?

From yesterday :

"Bristow Helicopters Ltd can confirm that one of its Sikorsky S-92 helicopters operating out of Stavanger, Norway, made a safe precautionary landing on an offshore installation after a cockpit warning light illuminated at approximately 1700 hrs today, Friday 4 October"

Bristow issue statement on S92 North Sea emergency landing | Helihub - the Helicopter Industry Data Source

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Really ?
Yes - I received that as well. I did not count that statement as very informative! purely a confirmation that there was an event.
The press have created somewhat more info all on their own with a usual total disregard to fact. The Norwegian headlines of "emergency landing at the last second" were in my view less than helpful, innaccurate, and irresponsible.

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The Norwegian newspapers are notoriously sensationalist. The reality will be somewhat different from what has been reported.
Don't worry, you are not alone in that respect!
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One of the MGB pumps failed and pressure dropped to 49 psi with temperature working it's way up to 150 degrees. Later followed by Input #1 hot. Situation classified as "Land as Soon as Possible".

Sea State 5 yesterday with 40-45 knots of wind and apx. 35 minutes to go before reaching the shoreline. The unmanned/closed oilrig was nearby and crew decided to land there. Sound like a good decision to me!

Aircraft landed, everyone safe, happy ending. All you could ask for!

Well done to the crew!

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