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Gearbox failure.

Surprising what you can catch, if you bait the hook right!!

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when and what ship razor i think i was there as we picked one up that had ditched
 

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That one came down by crane off the Claymore, not a ditching, they had been taking off, and were just above the helipad, when the failure occured. Just a few metre drop back onto the pad, no injuries. I believe it happened a few times at that particular platform.
 

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Always used to take them off for transport, delicate things! Before we docked in Aberdeen the whole aircraft had to be covered with a tarpaulin, and the arrival was usually timed for middle of the night. Discharged asap, still covered, on to a truck and away before the city woke up.
 

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How can you tell an Irish man on an oil rig? He's the one throwing bread to the helecopters.
 

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That's ok if you remember not to wash it with seawater! LOL!

Best wishes.
Coastie.
 

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Only had 3 flights on the "Parafin Budgies" 2 were medivacs, and 1 was in a small "glass bubble" type in West Africa with a pilot who thought he was in the Red Arrows display team. He wasn't very amused when I deposited most of my lunch on the back of his chair!! Decided that flying wasn't a hobby I should take up!!!
 

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Razor.

Had a similar problem on an RAF Nimrod, but on a Seaking or the CG helicopter OC, no such ill effects.

Best wishes.
Coastie
 

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