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Old 16th Apr 2017, 13:58
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BHS - CHC in Brazil S92 recent event

A S92 from BHS Brazilian Helicopter Services hit the antenna on the final approach to an oil rig SS60 at Macať, Brazil this morning.



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Old 16th Apr 2017, 14:20
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Ooops, I think they were very lucky without tailrotor...

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Old 16th Apr 2017, 15:49
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 15:52
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Those pax and crew are lucky to be alive. Dear me.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 15:55
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Still no real substitute for hands, feet and eyes when flying a helicopter. Wonder if the pilots were trying to comply with some illogical FDM mandated profile to avoid a call to the carpet.

If that operator didn't have bad luck they wouldn't have any luck at all.
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What's that big yellow circle there for, again? Oh - sorry I'm not aloud to mention it ,because everyone else knows better!
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 17:30
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Not enough wind to produce wavelets on the water? So no real need to point your tail near an obstruction?
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 18:38
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 19:13
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Originally Posted by 212man View Post
What's that big yellow circle there for, again? Oh - sorry I'm not aloud to mention it ,because everyone else knows better!
Well at least the pilots ended up with their butts over the edge of the circle!

Any bets it gets blamed on a lack of a "Helideck Prohibited Landing Sector" Marking?

Just glad everyone is OK...except for, perhaps, a need to change undergarments.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 19:17
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Originally Posted by malabo View Post
Wonder if the pilots were trying to comply with some illogical FDM mandated profile to avoid a call to the carpet.
really? that's how it works. please educate me oh wise one.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 19:42
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Why on earth was that being landed from the RHS!?

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Old 16th Apr 2017, 19:56
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Brazil, AGAIN....!!!!!!!
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 20:14
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Originally Posted by Hot_LZ View Post
Why on earth was that being landed from the RHS!?

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What seat would you use if you were planning to come to a hover on the port side and transition right onto the deck? Anyhoo the Capt usually sits in the RHS.
A more pertinent question might be why they chose that approach path.

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Old 16th Apr 2017, 20:41
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Originally Posted by albatross View Post
A more pertinent question might be why they chose that approach path.
I think that's what LZ meant!
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 21:28
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I think that's what LZ meant!
And that my friend is "The Elephant on the Helideck" to paraphrase the saying.

Just glad it ended as well as it did.

Amazing that there was not much rotation of the helicopter. Interesting damage to the port side sponson float installation. Wonder what caused that.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 21:40
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Originally Posted by patatas View Post
A S92 from BHS Brazilian Helicopter Services hit the antenna on the final approach to an oil rig SS60 at Macať, Brazil this morning.


Blimey:looks like the tail rotor drive shaft cut through by main rotors, tail rotor tips shredded, outboard RH horizontal stab sheared, hard landing on the port main.

Only proper action by PiC was the immediate dumping of the lever to prevent the machine spinning.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 23:12
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Only proper action by PiC was the immediate dumping of the lever to prevent the machine spinning.
With proper action from the PIC, it wouldn't have happened in the first place!
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 23:24
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The investigation will decide the reason for this incident. Did they have any malfunction while performing the landing is one question ? A landing offshore is based on visual clues. In this case flight path was not normal as for a helideck landing. Seems like the aircraft hit structure and landed hard close to deck edge. Glad everybody could walk away from the aircraft.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 23:50
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If that operator didn't have bad luck they wouldn't have any luck at all.
Yes, the reason for this is that the machine has not been painted orange yet....that will fix all the problems they have :-)
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 00:47
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Dude! They weren't even close to the Circle.....or Deck for that matter!

I sure hope they have a yarn to spin to the Chief Pilot!
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