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Old 13th Jun 2018, 11:45
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AS350 Down on North Uist

A helicopter believed to be a PDG a/c on fish farm work is reported crashed in North Uist.
The fate of the pilot is not known.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-44468318
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 12:04
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Reports indicate came down in a loch.

2 POB.
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The AAIB are on their way, which is never a good sign!
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A revised report on the BBC website now states 1 POB.
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I know someone with PDG and about that age, not a good feeling right now.
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Sadly confirmed as one death.

One of my oldest and dearest friends.

Utterly gutted.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 03:44
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When you find out you know the person it takes your breath away...................

Happens too often in this business

The only small consolation is that at the frenetic speed he lived his life, he's already lived 2 normal peoples lives

Godspeed my friend
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Godspeed mate, very sad news.
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Tragic and untimely loss of not only a colleague but an irreplaceable best mate who’ll be sorely missed. Sad time.
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Heart-breaking news. The most irrepressible of souls. Godspeed x
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What a great shame, flew with him a lot when he was just a young pup, fair winds Peanut 😩🚁🚁🚁
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The Pilot’s name has just been released (BBC Online).
I didn’t know him but my thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
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Oh dear that is sad. I remember him flying the 365N with Bond out of ND, probably when he flew with griffo. Another really good one gone.
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RIP Pete, always a friendly voice on "Scottish Information" frequency. Thoughts are with all the PDG crews, family and friends form us all at NATS Prestwick.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-44481458
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RIP mate, the job is a poorer place without you.
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Pete was instrumental in my joining the industry nearly thirty years ago and we've been friends ever since, through thick and thin. I shall miss him terribly.

I shall hoist a glass (or three) tonight in his name and memory, but i'll think twice about reprising some of his other party tricks!

So long "Captain [email protected]" The world just became a sadder place to be.
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Pete had an amazing ability to make people smile everywhere he went, a true gent. Rest in peace.
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Sometimes I look around and think of how many friends and colleagues have fallen along the way. What a profession RIP
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