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Old 17th Mar 2022, 08:36
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Brazil ditching

Anyone know more on this?

Translated from the website: Accident with Petrobras employees in Bahia kills one person and leaves 12 injured.

Agência Brasil - One person died and 12 Petrobras employees were rescued with minor injuries after an emergency landing at sea by a helicopter outsourced by the company. The helicopter was moving from Salvador to the Manati platform, located in Camamu Bay, Bahia. The accident occurred on the morning of Wednesday (16) and the information was shared in the afternoon by the company.

Although rescued by a vessel near the emergency landing site, the crew member of the aircraft that crashed into the sea ended up dying. The other crew members were taken to Salvador to receive medical attention.

According to Petrobras, the competent bodies have already been notified of the accident and a commission will be formed to determine the causes of the accident.

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Old 17th Mar 2022, 14:10
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A Sikorsky S-76C-2 (Keystone) carrying Petrobras employees to the Manati Platform (PMNT-1) made an emergency landing at sea in Camamu Bay, close to the Manati field, in the lower-south region of Bahia.
The pilot in command died and 12 people sustained minor injuries.

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Old 18th Mar 2022, 05:35
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Be interesting to see the details, pilot died, pax survive with minor injuries. Blade through the cockpit, do they wear helmets?
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 08:51
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Pure speculation but there have been a number of instances where people involved in ditching / accidents have survived the immediate accident and then succumbed to heart attacks afterwards due to stress / cold. / shock.

Plus there is a lot to bang your head on in the front of a 76 - does not need to be that big a bump on the head to lead to a cranial bleed afterwards.

Very sad whatever the cause - Seems likely that he did a good job if all his pax got out.
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 11:36
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No they do not wear helmets. Apparently he passed away sometime after being removed from the water by the people in the rescue boat. Other pilot is ok. Still no news on why the aircraft had to ditch.
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 11:56
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During sim training was told of a 76 accident where the aircraft hit the dirt and ended up with a lean to the left trapping the co-pilot in his seat. Captain helped rescuers extricate the co-pilot and 45 minutes after the crash the Captain collapsed, died from his head impacting the broom closet, no obvious wound. The switchery above both pilots heads on the C always bothered me, even as short ass used to bang them when wearing a helmet..
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