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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: North Sea Ditching 1st April 2009 Reply with quote

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Helicopter ditches in North Sea

A helicopter has ditched in the North Sea.

About 16 people were believed to be on board the aircraft and Aberdeen Coastguard said a major rescue operation was under way.

The incident happened about 35 miles east of Crimond in Aberdeenshire at about 1400 BST.

The operation includes two RAF rescue helicopters and a Nimrod, as well as two lifeboats. Fishing boats are also in the area.

The crash comes less than two months after a helicopter with 18 people on board ditched in the Etap field 125 miles east of Aberdeen.

All those on board the Super Puma survived the crash on 18 February.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rumour is suggesting that is another Bond Super Puma in the drink.

Apparently a supply vessel was first on scene.

Hopefully, with it being daylight and reasonable weather, we should see another successful outcome! Lets hope so.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Helicopter operator Bond confirmed one of its aircraft was involved in the incident.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said a supply vessel called Normand Aurora had put its fast response boat into the water and was looking for survivors.

"Two helicopters from the RAF have been scrambled to the scene and a Nimrod marine patrol aircraft has been diverted to the area," said a spokesman.

"Aberdeen Coastguard have begun broadcasting a mayday signal into the area. RNLI lifeboats from Peterhead and Fraserburgh are heading for the scene now.

"It is understood that there are 16 people on board the aircraft."

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not looking very good at all. Apparently 8 killed and some still unaccounted for. Best of luck to all of those involved and my thoughts are with the families of those lost. The last thing the helicopter industry, and Bond in particular, need during this difficult time.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not looking very good at all. Apparently 8 killed and some still unaccounted for. Best of luck to all of those involved and my thoughts are with the families of those lost. The last thing the helicopter industry, and Bond in particular, need during this difficult time.


Oh god no! I just saw this on the BBC web-site. My thoughts go out to the families who have lost people in this.

RIP

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very sad indeed Sad Hope they find some survivors
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five news just confirmed 10 dead. Sad

Sad, sad day.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 confirmed dead with 6 missing.

Bristow aircraft flew over the scene shortly after, reporting lots of debris over small area, aircraft completely destroyed.

My thoughts are with all on boards family and friends, RIP.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terribly terribly sad. Hope all rest in peace.

Equally hope the boys at Bond keep their chins up during this run of awful luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very sad day for all of the friends and relatives of those aboard.

Saw video on the news this morning of very small pieces of helicopter being brought ashore, it really brings it home!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bond flights all cancelled until further notice.

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"FOURTEEN offshore workers and two pilots were killed instantly yesterday when their helicopter plunged "like a stone" into the North Sea.

Crewmen on a nearby supply ship watched in horror as the Bond Helicopters Super Puma crashed just 13 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast.

Witnesses said it simply fell out of the sky."

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts and prayer go with them, rip.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Victims of helicopter crash named

Victims of the North Sea Super Puma helicopter crash in which 16 people died have been named by police.

Eight came from north east Scotland, with the others from Angus, Dundee, Dumfries, Cumbernauld, Liverpool, Norwich, the West Midlands, and Latvia.

The 15 people named by Grampian Police were aged between 24 and 63. One person has still to be named.

Eight bodies were found after the Bond Super Puma came down 14 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast on Wednesday.

Police said there was no hope of finding any survivors and the search is now being treated as a recovery operation.

The victims named by police were Captain Paul Burnham, 31, of Methlick, Aberdeenshire, and co-pilot Richard Menzies, 24, of Droitwich Spa, who worked for Bond Offshore Helicopters.

The KCA Deutag employees killed were Brian Barkley, 30, of Aberdeen; Vernon Elrick, 41, of Aberdeen; Leslie Taylor, 41, of Kintore, Aberdeenshire; Nairn Ferrier, 40, of Dundee; Gareth Hughes, 53, of Angus; David Rae, 63, of Dumfries; Raymond Doyle, 57, of Cumbernauld; James John Edwards, 33, of Liverpool; and Nolan Carl Goble, 44, of Norwich.

The other named victims were James Costello, 24, of Aberdeen, who was contracted to Production Services Network (PSN); Alex Dallas, 62, of Aberdeen, who worked for Sparrows Offshore Services; Warren Mitchell, 38, of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, who worked for Weatherford UK; and Stuart Wood, 27, of Aberdeen, who worked for Expro North Sea Ltd.

First Minister Alex Salmond has raised the possibility of a public inquiry into the crash.

BP has announced it will temporarily stop using Bond helicopters and Bond has grounded its Super Puma fleet.

Book of condolences have been opened in Aberdeen.

The Reverend Andrew Jolly, chaplain for the UK oil and gas industry, said: "This is a dreadful tragedy to befall the industry. The families of those affected by this tragedy and the wider family of those who work offshore and onshore are in our thoughts and prayers."

In February another Super Puma operated by BP crashed in the North Sea.

On that occasion all 18 people on board survived when the helicopter ditched 125 miles east of Aberdeen.

An emergency contact number for relatives concerned about people possibly involved in the North Sea Helicopter incident has been issued. The number is 0845 600 5 900.


So sad to see the victims named like that - so many young souls too. Thoughts with friends and family. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of curiosity, what would a public inquiry achieve that the AAIB one won't?
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