Major Heli incident EIWT

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Major Heli incident EIWT

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Heard that a Squirrel lamped its active tail rotor into a fuel pump at Weston. If true it was an incident waiting to happen.

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Ya was wondering about this, seen it up on pprune at the weekend, but wasnt sure if it even happened when I seen no mention here.
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Jeeez, it's all here ,

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread ... did=179868

for such a confined space a mega incidient of this proportion was waiting to happen. Thats two heli's written off at weston in 12 months.

It's amazing how the heli crowd havent commented...not a word on their forum. Looking foward to the full and transparent enquiry by the relevant authorities.
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:( IS or rather was the pump in the same place as it was 3 yrs ago .I haven't been there for a while as I have been more economically engaged elsewhere 8)

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Some fairly serious remarks there on PPRuNe, about the employment status of the pilot. Its a shame how it always turns into nasty remarks. Evidently some people never make mistakes.

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I don't think the threads on pprune were put there because the person made a mistake, if that is the case.For all we know it could have been mechanical error.Some commercial pilots are annoyed at the moment, rightly or wrongly it might have something to do with the allegation that a current member of the defence forces is nixering for a public transport company while on three months parental leave.

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It's amazing how the heli crowd havent commented...not a word on their forum. Looking foward to the full and transaprent enquiry by the relevant authorities


Bearcat I was thinking about that. I don't think its a case of anyone wanting to keep it hushed up. The scene in Ireland is pretty small. Everyone knows about everyone. I think people are worried about coming on here and shooting their mouth off and being identified, and getting a bad reputation for it.

Like Bearcat says, It would serve everyone well to wait for the accident report to come out before giving the man at the controls a hard time.

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