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Trip June 12th, 2011 02:42 PM

A heroic rescue at sea
 
From the Independence of the Seas. After reading this amazing rescue story, I just wonder, how come the landing pad was not strong enough to handle the rescue helicopter...Kudos to all involved, and, hope the passenger made it.

BBC News - Sick cruise passenger airlifted to hospital

green_rd June 13th, 2011 07:58 AM

Kudos to all involved - makes me wonder though whether ship builders are taking modern aviation in account when building landing pads on these ships.

Moiraine June 13th, 2011 09:31 AM

Hope the woman is all right.

Kamloops Cruiser June 13th, 2011 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1375790)
From the Independence of the Seas. After reading this amazing rescue story, I just wonder, how come the landing pad was not strong enough to handle the rescue helicopter...Kudos to all involved, and, hope the passenger made it.

BBC News - Sick cruise passenger airlifted to hospital

Most military copters will not land on pads on ships other then

military vessels. They prefer to winch the patient up to the

helicopter. My friend flies a SAR (Search & Rescue) bird.

they have been instructed not to land on ships other then

military if it has a pad on board.


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