Heli crash

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Guess this is the place to mention Jetranger G-WLLY crashing, with the loss of both on board...http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4548874.stm:(

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Pipelining.

What a downer huh?

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Sad news. The guys will be missed at Cumbernauld.

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The TV news is saying they were an hour into the flight, I take it this means they were conducting a survey at the time ? You can drive between Cumbernauld and the crash site in less than an hour ?

The flight was described as a routine flight between Cumbernauld and Aberdeen...

http://scotlandtoday.scottishtv.co.uk/content/default.asp?page=s1_1_1&newsid=9938&newsType=

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Christ, sort of strikes a chord, I was there at 09.20 today when she departed.

RIP.

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Very sad news. My condolences to all who knew the crew. I caught a snatch of the news on the readio in the car, the other half actually turned the radio up when it came on. I couldn't believe it, after 25 years of turning down news reports of anything aviation related, she has at long last got the idea that I'm interested and want to hear it.

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Sad news. G-WLLY was a regular at Heli-days and probably the crew too. RIP gentlemen

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The TV news is saying they were an hour into the flight, I take it this means they were conducting a survey at the time ? You can drive between Cumbernauld and the crash site in less than an hour ?

The flight was described as a routine flight between Cumbernauld and Aberdeen...

http://scotlandtoday.scottishtv.co.uk/content/default.asp?page=s1_1_1&newsid=9938&newsType=

I believe they were carrying out a pipeline survey, which are carried out on a very regular basis. In the 'old' days the crews used to stop off at Longside for a coffee, chat and some fuel. I used to in awe of these guys - one hell of a job thats for sure.

Sadly found out tonight that the pilot was an ex-colleague of my father's from many moons ago. A superb bloke according to the 'war' stories I've heard tonight.

RIP gentleman.