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Old 15th Mar 2005, 03:41
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Thumbs down Air Ambulance reported missing

BBC Just reported Air ambulance has crashed near the coast of Mull. Very short report only mentioned that the ambulance was a Helicopter. Hope the report is premature and over stated.
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Old 15th Mar 2005, 05:10
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Beeb online reports the wreckage of a twin engine aircraft has been found 8 miles off the Coast of Campbelltown.

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Old 15th Mar 2005, 07:17
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Search ongoing for the two people that were aboard-one pilot,one paramedic.

Belive it must have been the GLA-based Logainair BN2 Islander.

My condolences to friends and family of those involved.

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Old 15th Mar 2005, 08:34
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Didn't Logainair lose a SD-330 a few years back?
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The news this morning reported that two lifeboats and an RAF helicopter are still looking for survivors, but hope is fading. A sad day indeed.
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They lost a SD-360 out of EDI with 2 crew onboard. They also lost another BN-2 a few years back, it was on approach to Lerwick. The pilot was lost but the doctor and nurse survived.

Hope they are found.
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Old 15th Mar 2005, 09:05
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Terrible news. Filthy night last night.
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Old 15th Mar 2005, 09:22
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Here is a BBC report.


Two lost in air ambulance crash
An air ambulance with two people on board has crashed into the sea off the Mull of Kintyre.
Wreckage has been found about five miles off the coast from Campbeltown.

The aircraft - travelling from Glasgow to Campbeltown to pick up a sick child - had a paramedic and pilot on

board when contact was lost at 0020 GMT.

The fixed wing Islander aircraft, operated by Loganair, was preparing to land at Machrihanish airport when it

crashed into the sea.

Three lifeboats and a Sea King helicopter are at the scene, along with HMS Penzance, a navy minesweeper.

The navy crew were preparing to lower underwater cameras after picking up a sonar signal from the seabed

which could be the plane's fuselage.

No distress call

A spokesman for RAF Rescue Centre, Kinloss, confirmed that the twin-engined plane had been on its way to

pick up an 11-year-old boy with "severe abdominal pains" who was to be taken to Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow.

It is understood that the boy was later taken to hospital by road.

Brett Cunningham, Coastguard area operations manager, said: "We were alerted through the air traffic control

system just after midnight, but the aircraft had not put out a distress call.


Everyone in the service is shocked by this news and our thoughts are with the families of the paramedic and

pilot
Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson

"The wreckage includes the undercarriage, lifejackets and various other debris and is spread over quite an

area.

"The weather was not a factor and there was no indication of anything in the area that would have played a part."

It is understood there was low cloud at about 400ft at the time the plane disappeared, although wind and rain

were light.

Sympathy for families

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "Everyone in the service is shocked by this news and

our thoughts are with the families of the paramedic and pilot who were on board the aircraft, as we all wait for

news from the rescue operation."

The aircraft is one of three operated for the Scottish Ambulance Service by Loganair, based in Glasgow,

Lerwick and Kirkwall.

Aberdeen-based aviation journalist Jim Ferguson told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland

programme that it was hard to say what had happened, but something had gone "horrendously wrong".

He did not think there was a black box on board the aircraft.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/h...nd/4349523.stm

Published: 2005/03/15 07:00:53 GMT

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I heard the a/c last night as it transfered from Scottish to MAC. I remember thinking "I wouldn't like to be in that tonight" ( I was in a B757) but that is often my thought when I hear the ambulance flights. Hard hard work. It's a very sad day for all. I just hope that by some miricle they find the guys alive.
The other BN2 that crashed was not Lerwick, but Tingwall.
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Tingwall = Lerwick
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And Lerwick=Tingwall
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Sorry, you are of course correct. I stand corrected. Lerwick does = Tingwall.
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Although it's already been said, my heart goes out to all concerned. A difficult job at the best of times and as previously mentioned, a particularly bad night last night! We are all thinking of you guys at Loganair.
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Sad News indeed.As others have mentioned the Air Ambulance guys do a fantastic job, a lot of the time in the foulest of weather conditions.

Condolences to all involved.
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Old 15th Mar 2005, 12:53
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There seems to be conflicting statements about the wx. Other than the low 400ft ceiling the wx was reportedly as not particularly bad. Yet Eff Oh, who flew in the area, reckons otherwise.
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Whatever the cause, my sincerest condolences to all concerned. A sad day for us all.

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Old 15th Mar 2005, 13:56
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Latest From BBC. Search called off after part of the Fuselage was found on the sea floor.

Pilot and paramedic named as - Capt Guy Henderson and Paramedic John Keith McCreanor.
More Here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4349523.stm

Condolences to both families.
A sad day for all involved.
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My condolances to the families. Guy was keen to transfer from the Saab to the Shetland Islander when I was flying the Islander at Lerwick. How sad that having transferred to an Islander it's resulted in his death.

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Was part of the Navy SAR Crew from Prestwick that was first on scene.

Weather at low level was initially fairly poor - Vis 3000m cloud base 200 - 300 ft, Sea state 2 - 3, improved through the night.

Condolances to all involved, wish we could have done more.
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My most sincere condolences go out to the families of Captain Guy Henderson and Paramedic John McCreanor.

Those folks on the air ambulance services do a fantastic job, often in the most severe weather conditions.
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