Sun, May 13, 2012
All 14 Aboard Rescued
This is one of those stories which could have had a much different outcome, but fortunately ended with all hands safe. A helicopter transporting a crew to oil and gas platforms owned by U.S. energy company ConocoPhilips went down Thursday in the North Sea about 30 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, but all were said to be safe.
The French News Service AFP reports that the UK Coast Guard said that flight plan called for the helicopter to land first at the Maersk Fesillient drilling platform, and then continue on to the ENSCO 102 platform. But enroute to the first stop, the pilot radioed that he was being forced to ditch the aircraft.
Bond Offshore, which operates the helo, said the pilot made a "controlled descent" and did not crash in the North Sea. A spokesman said the pilot made the decision to ditch the aircraft after a low pressure oil warning light illuminated. There was no other indication of anything being wrong with the aircraft, which was unidentified.
The Company That Won't Answer Questions, May Finally Have To Do So ANN has been bombarded with info and reports concerning the health and well-being of the Icon Aircraft program...>[...]
Also: B-29 Doc Airworthy, Aero-Calendar, Charles Taylor, Boeing-Vietjet, Flexjet Buy, Indian Mini-Shuttle, 777X Composite Wing Center Textron Aviation has finally revealed further >[...]
Make The ‘EAA Four Corners’ Your First Stop At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 Even for those of us who have attended EAA AirVenture many times, when you first walk onto th>[...]
The Medallion Foundation The Medallion Foundation, a non-profit aviation safety organization, embraces mentors and advocates for all aspects of aviation: Student pilots to airline >[...]
A display indication given to the pilot by the traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS II) recommending a maneuver to increase vertical separation relative to an intrud>[...]