Sikorsky S-92 Coastguard helicopters grounded in Scotland

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by spike7451, Mar 21, 2009.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7956679.stm


     
  2. Very informative thread running on Pprune regarding the recent S92 loss en route to the Hibernia off Newfoundland, sadly not as happy an ending as the recent Super Puma ditching in the North Sea .. http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/365720-helicopter-crash-off-coast-newfoundland-18-aboard.html

    Some of the comments from current S92 Pilots regarding the airframe are a bit shocking to say the least. Not a Pilot so I wont comment on the technical side of things but as an occasional passenger flying offshore some of the opinions from the drivers do not instill confidence in the airframe.
     
  3. Makes a good arguement to have a mix of airframes available for the task so that operations can continue when things go pear shaped.
     
  4. so what happens in 4 years time when a S92 piles in, the Coastguard grounds their S92s again and there are no RN or RAF SAR Helis to take over?
    Use the other coastguard A129s? the ones that can't do specialist night rescue due to "teething problems"?