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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2...licopter-crash/

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

I hope none of our Scottish friends happened to be there!  How awful...

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:46 PM

its a police helicopter.
On news now, to early to know what has happened.

The pub had a band player and was busy.
Multiple people trapped.

Edited by freetoroam, 29 November 2013 - 11:49 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:57 PM

Hoping for the best ..... Not to make light of it ... but can you see some bloke telling his wife he's home late from the Pub ..  because a helicopter crashed  there.. ?

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

Its getting near Xmas again and something horrendous always seems to happen just before,like a plane going down,a fire or some such catastrophy where lives are lost.Do we notice this more at this time,or is it fate.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:33 AM

One person has died and 32 are injured in this report.

http://www.independe...ow-8974061.html

What an awful thing to happen.

Now it says three people have died in this report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otland-25165894

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Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...w-west-25163045

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:33 PM

8 people have died and 14 in hospital.

Can I trust draw attention to this:

The police helicopter which crashed into the Clutha bar in Glasgow was the only one in operation in Scotland and the disaster has left the country’s national force without a helicopter.
The crash, which has left three dead and dozens of injured, was the third involving police helicopters in the west of Scotland.

http://www.telegraph...helicopter.html


The question has to be asked: HOW, AGAIN?

This was the only helicopter they have and it crashes...after the last 2 you would have thought the safety of this "last" one would have been 100%. Yes we know accidents do happen, but this is not a case of one out of numerous, this is a case of 1 after 2 others.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:32 PM

Probably due to cost cutting and always being in demand cutting down on routine maintenance


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:16 PM

View PostOscar77, on 30 November 2013 - 06:32 PM, said:

Probably due to cost cutting and always being in demand cutting down on routine maintenance
For their one and only helicopter. Jeeze, they are not that tight!


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 30 November 2013 - 05:33 PM, said:

8 people have died and 14 in hospital.

Can I trust draw attention to this:

The police helicopter which crashed into the Clutha bar in Glasgow was the only one in operation in Scotland and the disaster has left the country’s national force without a helicopter.
The crash, which has left three dead and dozens of injured, was the third involving police helicopters in the west of Scotland.

http://www.telegraph...helicopter.html


The question has to be asked: HOW, AGAIN?

This was the only helicopter they have and it crashes...after the last 2 you would have thought the safety of this "last" one would have been 100%. Yes we know accidents do happen, but this is not a case of one out of numerous, this is a case of 1 after 2 others.
Because they seem to regard themselves as being above the regulations that usually apply to flying over built-up areas, since they are the Law, so they can do what they like. It's the same attitude as why police cars can do what they like with complete disregard for anyone else on the road. And will they ever say what this was supposed to be doing? I doubt it.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

I believe the helicopter was on lease from Bond Helicopters


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 30 November 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

Because they seem to regard themselves as being above the regulations that usually apply to flying over built-up areas, since they are the Law, so they can do what they like. It's the same attitude as why police cars can do what they like with complete disregard for anyone else on the road. And will they ever say what this was supposed to be doing? I doubt it.

Nice negativity. Helicopters do fail from time to time you know. Maintenance engineers are able to remove all risk of engine parts failing during flight.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:51 PM

View PostSilentHunter, on 30 November 2013 - 08:48 PM, said:

Nice negativity. Helicopters do fail from time to time you know. Maintenance engineers are able to remove all risk of engine parts failing during flight.
Which is exactly why there are regulations about flying over built up areas.

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:52 PM

View PostSilentHunter, on 30 November 2013 - 08:48 PM, said:

Nice negativity. Helicopters do fail from time to time you know. Maintenance engineers are able to remove all risk of engine parts failing during flight.
yes, but there is not a whole load of helicopters to maintain,  they only had to take care of ONE.

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 30 November 2013 - 08:51 PM, said:

Which is exactly why there are regulations about flying over built up areas.
Which only seem to apply to some.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:36 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 30 November 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

yes, but there is not a whole load of helicopters to maintain,  they only had to take care of ONE.

Which only seem to apply to some.

No complicated machine with electrics and mechanical parts is 100% safe from failure. It doesnt matter how much you over engineer the device or how frequently you put it in for maintenance it can always fail. Often its unexpected things not taken into consideration in the design of the contraption or human error that get it. This is not the first helicopter to be lost in Scotland (theres been 3 over the last decade) and it wont be the last. Its just very unfortunate a pub was below it when it failed.

Its normal for police helicopters to fly over populated areas and they do so where I live (near an airport with helipads). Its how they catch criminals.





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