Puma Crash at Catterick - Condolences

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Scabster_Mooch, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. Sorry if this is against the site rules - if so please deleter.

    Just heard on BBC news, there seems to be a helicopter crash at catterick garrison.

    No further details at the moment.
  2. It's on the 'latest news' ticker on the BBC website too...
  3. Try asking in Aviation, considering they may well know the pilots. Assuming it's AAC, it's a damn small world.

    Hopefully it's not serious.
  4. Nothing on Sky's website, nor Teletext.

    Hopefully it was some minor ground handling error, rather than anything more serious.
  5. Just seen it on the ITV news. It crashed near Catterick Garrison near the A1. As of yet it is unknown whether it is a military craft or a civillian one and rescue work is underway.
    Thats all the info it gave.
  6. Its still on the ticker tape at news.bbc.co.uk.

    All it says is that the MOD are investigating a reported helicopter crash in North Yorkshire...more soon
  7. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    All the news issued so far:

    "Air crash reported near army base

    A rescue operation has been launched after reports of an army helicopter crash in North Yorkshire, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.
    The helicopter is believed to have crashed near the Catterick Garrison army base.

    An MoD spokeswoman said two rescue helicopters and a team trained in mountain rescue techniques had been dispatched to the area.

    The operation was "at a very early stage", the spokeswoman added. "

    I hope everyone is okay.
  8. 8 Casualties to hospital from the Ambulance service. Not known how bad.

    Reporting on BBC now!
  9. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    Sky has it as well.
  10. Clicky

    edited for updated link
  11. Thank fcuk it doesn't sound TOO serious.
  12. 12 pax on board so it must be Crab Air, seem to be all alive so not too bad.
  13. There has been a Chinook and Merlin? flying to and from Shaiba and going west past Hudswell for the last couple of days.

    Hope that there are no serious casualties
  14. I sincerely hope everyone is o.k.
  15. Wah? 8O