North Sea helicopter ditches today.

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All safe, good news! :) http://news.sky.com/story/1001084/north-sea-rescue-as-helicopter-ditches
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Death traps, the whole lot of the EC225/ Puma / Tiger range. Give me a S61 or S92 any day....

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Nothing wrong with the Puma range, been serving many countries well for many years. The S92 has had its fair share of MGB problems and bits falling off of it. It would be better to wait for the results of the investigation before making sweeping statements.
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Tanker rescued 19 persons from crash landed Super Puma The "Nord Nightingale" on Oct 22, 2012, rescued 19 persons from a crash-landed offshore helicopter off Shetland. No one was injured in the crash landing or the subsequent rescue operation. The helicopter was underway from Aberdeen to an oil rig 86 miles from Aberdeen, when it was forced to make an emergency landing. Two minutes after the emergency landing was made, the helicopter sent distress signals which were received by the "Nord Nightingale", which was a few miles from the crash landed helicopter and immediately changed course to approach the ditched helicopter. The tanker launched its MOB boat and reached the accident site a few minutes later. Over the next 45 minutes they managed to transfer the crew of the helicopter aboard the tanker from where they were hoisted up in two rescue helicopters that brought them ashore short time http://www.maritimedanmark.dk/?Id=16129later.