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Emergency Services activity in vicinity of Edinburgh airport

Old 14th Nov 2007, 14:57
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The Glasgow Herald reported that "two Sea King helicopters, one each from Prestwick and RAF Boulmer in Northumberland, were scrambled".

Would they have done this if anyone else's private plane developed a similar fault? Or even for a commercial airliner with 150 passengers aboard? Are the Scottish Ambulance Service combined with the airport and local fire services not sufficient to cope with a small executive jet with eight persons on board? Or is scrambling two Sea Kings the standard operating procedure for any emergency at EGPH?
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Old 14th Nov 2007, 16:18
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I cant comment on this particular incident (cuz I know nothing) but when a tomahawk with 2 POB went down at the end of the climb out where I used to control we we're sent two sea kings, one RAF, one coastguard. Both pilots died. no injuries on the ground.

That was a confirmed accident though, not just a full emergency.

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Old 14th Nov 2007, 18:55
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At least HRH Prince Andrew is safe. Close call that one. Funerals for royalty are such a pain for us guys in the middle east! Ruins your leave.
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