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Fire at Galway helicopter hanger

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:40 pm
by tvpilot
http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0408/galway.html

Fire at Galway helicopter hanger

08 April 2006 15:31
A fire has caused extensive damage at a helicopter hanger in Co Galway.

It is thought the blaze broke out at Executive Helicopters in Oranmore at around 6am this morning.

The fire destroyed three helicopters and damaged a fourth.

It is believed that one of the destroyed helicopters was worth ?4 million.

Three units of the fire brigade fought the blaze.

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:26 am
by CVR
Lost in Saturdays fire were, 1 X Bell 222, 2 X EC120's, 1 X R44, another R44 was damaged but not destroyed. :shock:

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:50 pm
by -Al-
thats a bugger :( any ideas to the cause CVR?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:41 pm
by hugoj_air
Below is the list of heli's thought to have been destroyed in the fire.

Two R44's EI-SGF,JFD. Two EC120's EI-NZO,PJW and Bell 222 - N2105J.

Hugo.

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:38 am
by Cosmic
EI-NZO, Would that be the one belonging to a certain Ferrari racing property developer?

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:10 pm
by EIWAT
Cosmic wrote:EI-NZO, Would that be the one belonging to a certain Ferrari racing property developer?


Don't think so i believe that reg would be EI-IRV

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:09 pm
by Dutch Roll
eddie dont use EI-IRV anymore but i may be wrong

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:14 pm
by JFH
q

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:07 am
by Cosmic
No I wasn't talking about Eddie Irvine. I was talking about a property developer who races or used to race ferraris in his spare time. I also seem to recall that particular EC120 was sent to modena for a interior retrim although that could have been idle flying club canteen rubbish talk.

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:14 pm
by -Al-
JFH wrote:Doesnt one of those R44 belong to a certain westlife member aswell!!!!


ya, that would be EI-SGF

As the sligo champions headline read, shane filan will be flying without wings after chopper fire..... oh oh get it? ya? thats witty isnt it :?

(im laughin on the inside :D )

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:05 pm
by 3D!
Has anyone got any further information in this incident please ?

Thanks
3D

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:44 pm
by CVR
What would you like to know 3D?