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Old 19th Jun 2019, 17:45
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H175 Aberdeen

What's going on in Aberdeen today?
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 21:32
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Somebody named their EC175 "Dawn".
Everyone woke to the first crack of Dawn......
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 05:19
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Poor Dawn, no more than eighty matey.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 09:41
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Dawn has a big crack
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 09:44
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Originally Posted by helicrazi View Post
Dawn has a big crack
LMFAO
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 11:32
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Is Dawn's crack blue or yellow?
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 11:35
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Dawn is blue today...
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 11:45
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Any photos???
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 11:48
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Poor Dawn, she must be lonely, isn't she an only child with a blue crack?
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 11:58
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Yellow dawn doesn't have any siblings, That's going to hurt.. at least blue dawn has big brothers
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 12:16
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Dawn's Crack
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 12:20
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Dawn just needs a good buffin', that'll sort her out
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 12:32
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Exclusive: NHV Cancel All Flights Over Helicopter Safety Concerns After Crack Found

Oil and Gas People has learned that NHV has today grounded all of its helicopter fleet cancelling flights across the North Sea.

NHV confirmed they have chosen to cancel all flights after a major crack was found on one of the Aberdeen based 175’s in the horizontal stabilator. The helicopter in question was not operated by NHV.

A source told Oil and Gas People that the crack stems the length from leading edge to near the trailing edge of the stabilator.

A flight speed restriction was put in place by the aircraft manufacturer Airbus but NHV decided instead to cancel all flights and wait for the release of a safety bulletin that will be released this afternoon.

Another source offshore advised us that people due to crew change tomorrow with NHV have been advised of a delay in their travel plans.

Oil and Gas People has reached out to Airbus the manufaturer of the helicopter for comment and is waiting on statements. We will update this article as they come through.

If you have any information contact [email protected] in confidence.



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Old 20th Jun 2019, 12:33
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Looking at Dawn's crack, I think she has been having vibratory action around her rear end. I am surprised that her doctor wouldn't have been humming to her and giving her some warning that she needed some attention.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 13:22
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HUMS - all depends on what you want to look for ;-)
The weight of the side ‘plates’ at each end of stab did surprise me......
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 13:52
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I may be wrong, but I understand the stabiliser is an approved work platform for maintenance.........
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 14:01
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Stuff these modern fragile plastic fantastic whirlybirds, bring back some real iron like ye ol' 212 for crew change!
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 14:45
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Originally Posted by rrekn View Post

Dawn's Crack
Jesus Christ. That can’t be too far away from separation (Depending what’s happening to the frame underneath)

Question is, how quick has that crack propagated? Presuming that on the DMC or pre flight that crack was not there (Otherwise it would have been easily spotted) so that crack has/must have appeared very very quickly. Presume in the space of a flight out and return.

No good inspecting the fleet today if that crack can propagate so quickly that it may appear tomorrow.

80kts restriction makes some flights pointless especially if there’s a strong headwind, what is a 2hr flight becomes a 4hr flight at that speed.

Not good for the 175. Oh dear!
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 14:46
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“We don’t know why it cracked, but if vne is 80kts, it won’t happen again”

probably



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Old 20th Jun 2019, 14:58
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80 Knots you say? Bring back the Whirlwind...
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