Helicopter down in the North sea.

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  1. Breaking news on the BBC a helicopter with 16 on board has gone down in the North sea.

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  2. Do we know if it's a civvi or a Mil one?
  3. Will be a rig taxi, Fingers crossed for same outcome as last time
  4. Again? what is it with aircraft crashing this year?
  5. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    It will be a civvy one servicing the oil platforms.

    At least if he got it down ok the weather is good out there at the moment for the rescue. Fingers crossed.
  6. Initial speculation suggest its a civvy helicopter returning from the rigs.
  7. From what I'm hearing it's civ. Nimrod in the overhead, surface vessels on scene. Offshore transit, as Flash says.
  8. Judging by the area it has ditched, chances are its a civvie chopper going out to or returning from a rig offshore somewhere.

    fingers crossed for the crew and passengers.
  9. Rodge, hope they manage to recover the pax safely - couldn't think of a worse way to go.
  10. It's a flat calm afternoon, no sea. Fingers crossed.
  11. BBC News 24 now saying possibly 20 on board, ditched while returning from a rig.
  12. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Pprune are saying its a Bond Super Puma and Aberdeen cost guard are carrying out a rescue at the scene, 12 miles north east of Peterhead.
  13. Becoming a regular thing this. Is it weather conditions up there causing all these crashes?
  14. Hopefully the weather isnt too bad in the area. Ive just returned from the Forties field on monday and they arn't issuing plb's anymore to passengers, because apparently they interfere with the main beacon on the helicopter. Or so I was told anyway.