missing helicopter, northern NSW

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missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby porjo » Mon Nov 9 2015, 05:20

News reports of search and rescue operation under-way to find a missing helicopter with 3 on board (pilot + 2 PAX) which "disappeared somewhere between Tamworth and the Northern Beaches". The flight departed on Saturday bound for Northern Sydney but the search did not commence until today due to "no 'SAR time alert'" :cry:

SMH have reported the aircraft is a privately-owned EC135.

Daily Telegraph Article
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Nov 9 2015, 05:53

Hope they find Richard Green and his wife and friends.
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby makazaru » Mon Nov 9 2015, 06:19

AMSA Dornier is in the air - Flightaware track certainly shows them circling a tight area in the Watagans NP west of Lake Macquarie.
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I hope the news from the ground is positive.
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby hand in pants » Mon Nov 9 2015, 06:59

With luck, Richard and company will be found in good nick.
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby Jabberwocky » Mon Nov 9 2015, 08:16

Having worked in there a fair bit, it can be a nasty area that can catch you out. Hopefully Richard and Carol have found somewhere to put it down.
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby SKIDBITA » Mon Nov 9 2015, 09:09

Has been found.
Unfortunately the news is not good....
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby millotte » Mon Nov 9 2015, 09:16

SKIDBITA wrote:Has been found.
Unfortunately the news is not good....


Any further info on location or a link to news report?
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby Capt Hollywood » Mon Nov 9 2015, 09:24

I've been following this all day. Here is the track of the AMSA Dornier search aircraft. The larger circling track on the left is the Dornier's first track, then a Squirrel appeared briefly on Flight Tracker and was essentially stationary, shortly thereafter the AMSA aircraft began circling the Squirrel's location which is the smaller circle on the right. Various news outlets reporting wreckage has been found. :( 

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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby athee1 » Mon Nov 9 2015, 09:47

Unfortunately the worst has been confirmed.
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby Twistgrip » Mon Nov 9 2015, 09:50

"You can watch things happen, you can make things happen or you can wonder what happened"
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby Footprint Productions » Mon Nov 9 2015, 09:52

Dear fellow pilots,

As a friend of Richard and Carolyn, I'm deeply saddened by todays news. I will miss them both ... very much.

Please fly safe and read the weather reports every flight.

Regards
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Re: missing helicopter, northen NSW

Postby CYHeli » Mon Nov 9 2015, 10:21

Our thoughts go out to their friends and families.
A sad day.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby godfather007 » Mon Nov 9 2015, 11:43

Very sad news.
From what I know, they were a great couple and they will be missed by many.
RIP
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby wocawoca » Mon Nov 9 2015, 12:09

What a sad day.
A legend in the industry.
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby rotors99 » Mon Nov 9 2015, 12:19

another sad day for Our industry..........Rest in Peace
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Nov 9 2015, 17:21

Had the privilege to fly with Richard a few times in the Gazelle days and then when he got the new EC135. Loved to talk photography with him and he will be sorely missed.

Rest in Peace :(
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby TorqueLess » Mon Nov 9 2015, 22:14

I only know the Greens through their fabulous book 'Remote & Wild', autographed by both as a fund-raising item for The Greens.
Very sad to learn of their demise - a great loss to the helicopter, photography and environmental worlds.
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby truthinbeer » Tue Nov 10 2015, 02:56

Very sad to hear the news of Richard and Carolyn, and also of their passenger. I never met Richard but felt I new him through his blog, the last of which arrived in my inbox last Friday. In it he described his most recent travels to places in and around our beautiful country that I will never manage to visit.
Thoughts with Richard and Carolyn's family and friends.
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby FerrariFlyer » Tue Nov 10 2015, 05:26

Never a good thing for anyone within our fraternity to lose their life. A sad day for the broader industry and family/friends of the deceased.

http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw ... 7602426160
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Re: missing helicopter, northern NSW

Postby hand in pants » Tue Nov 10 2015, 21:04

It's official, 9 news has declared the accident that took three lives near Cessnock as "pilot error". Well done, ATSB can relax and drop the investigation. These people obviously have a wealth of aviation knowledge to be able to come to a conclusion without even getting on the ground at the accident site. What absolute morons. REPORT THE NEWS, DON'T MAKE IT UP.

I also see that the media is happy to bring up the pilots past. Nice slagging guys, you obviously don't make mistakes.
And some of us thought some slappers were quick off the mark to second guess other pilots. We are actually a very poor second....................
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