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ADA AW139 Ditched?

Old 29th Apr 2017, 14:23
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ADA AW139 Ditched?

Any news regarding the ditched aircraft at Abu Dhabi recently?
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Old 29th Apr 2017, 16:06
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Controlled ditching. 5 on board safe.
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Old 29th Apr 2017, 16:57
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139 ditching

The skipper is experienced and he did the right thing, crew is well, passenger is well, it is a good day! Aircraft is expendable. Crew and pax are not!!!! Well done!
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Old 29th Apr 2017, 17:55
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Ended up like this:
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Old 29th Apr 2017, 21:16
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Any reason?
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 00:01
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Is it next to a rig? Just wondered what that crane is on.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 01:40
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Mmmm ....

Well that would have spoilt their day a bit !!!
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 01:43
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Flat water to have gone upside down!"
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 02:31
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No lives lost....
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 03:15
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One float is deflated Sasless, hence it rolled over.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 03:25
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Originally Posted by noooby View Post
One float is deflated Sasless, hence it rolled over.
To me it looks like all 3 float bags are still inflated.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 04:21
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The 139 has 4 bags
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 05:32
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oh sasless
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 06:21
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The 139 has 4 bags
Argh yes, so it does. If fate should have you going for a swim, that is the ideal place to do it.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 10:43
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Is it next to a rig? Just wondered what that crane is on.
The crane is on a salvage vessel.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 10:50
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Any reason?
Seems like the crew experienced high transmission temp (assume MGB).
Decided to divert to the closest island. Before reaching the island the transmission started having strong grinding noises... So, the crew decided to ditch it before reaching the island. They ditched 4 NM short of the closest island.
(These details come from UAE RCC.)
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 11:17
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Originally Posted by Search&Rescue View Post
Seems like the crew experienced high transmission temp (assume MGB).
Decided to divert to the closest island. Before reaching the island the transmission started having strong grinding noises... So, the crew decided to ditch it before reaching the island. They ditched 4 NM short of the closest island.
(These details come from UAE RCC.)
Do you have a link to that information source? My searches come up blank.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 11:28
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Do you have a link to that information source? My searches come up blank.
Actually I got this info from my colleague who is working there... And he mentioned this source... Maybe, he had a direct connection to UAE RCC?
(But I think that the preliminary info concerning this accident is reliable...)
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 13:01
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TukTuk second thought

The aircraft made a controlled ditching 4 minutes or approx 8NM from the closest island.

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Old 30th Apr 2017, 14:12
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Yes ..WELL DONE indeed.
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