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Eldorado

UK hospital helipad destroyed by US military copter

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Eldorado
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Air ambulances are unable to land at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after its helipad was destroyed by a military aircraft.

It means critically ill patients can't be flown directly to the hospital, but have to be taken to Cambridge City Airport instead.

ITV news

3mins 12secs (damage starts 2mins 20 secs into the video)

 

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Ozymandias

What's stopping air ambulances landing beside the destroyed helipad just like the Boeing Osprey did?

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Dreamer screamer

Super glue would of sorted that out.

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toast

It is/was a portable helipad and most likely not certified for Ospreys.

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Hammerclaw
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S%&t happens. Sleepy Joe should should send the Army Corps of Engineers to build them a real one. 

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keithisco
15 hours ago, Ozymandias said:

What's stopping air ambulances landing beside the destroyed helipad just like the Boeing Osprey did?

You need to remove the debris first otherwise the air-currents created by landing cause a serious updraft that could easily compromise a smaller copters rotors in the low pressure zone above the blades. It almost impacted the 15 Tonnes Osprey as it was. 

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Ozymandias
19 minutes ago, keithisco said:

You need to remove the debris first otherwise the air-currents created by landing cause a serious updraft that could easily compromise a smaller copters rotors in the low pressure zone above the blades. It almost impacted the 15 Tonnes Osprey as it was. 

Don't you think that goes without saying? You would hardly land any kind of craft in a debris field.

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keithisco
1 minute ago, Ozymandias said:

Don't you think that goes without saying? You would hardly land any kind of craft in a debris field.

You asked the question, not me. 

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Ozymandias
1 minute ago, keithisco said:

You asked the question, not me. 

 

Please use your common sense, Keith. 

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keithisco
4 minutes ago, Ozymandias said:

Please use your common sense, Keith. 

You seem to be making an issue out of nothing

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