Thu, Sep 08, 2005
S-76 On Oil Rig Mission
Rowan Companies says a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter carrying 10
passengers and two crew members crashed in the Gulf of Tuesday
afternoon. All 12 persons aboard, including eight Rowan employees,
were rescued later that night by the US Coast Guard and transported
to nearby hospitals.
Rowan says six of its employees were treated for minor injuries
and released. The other two employees remain hospitalized for
treatment and observation. Neither appears to have suffered any
The helicopter had departed Rowan's jack-up rig, the Bob Keller,
located in High Island Block 346 at approximately 1545 PM CDT, en
route to the Company's Sabine Pass, TX, facility. Just after 1600,
a distress signal was received by the FAA. The helicopter was found
approximately 23 miles south of Sabine Pass.
The cause of the mishap is still under investigation.
Maneuver Performed Aboard CVN 77 The Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) began touch and go landing operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W.>[...]
HTF7000 Series Surpasses 1.5 Million Flight Hours With Better Than 99 Percent Dispatch Reliability Honeywell has announced that its HTF7350, the latest engine to join its successfu>[...]
Also: PC-12 Record, Maule Nation, Cockpit Lockout, 34,000 Airliners Needed, Beechcraft Wins Big Contract You know you're having a bad day when a flight goes so bad that you feel yo>[...]
Four Buried As A Group May 2 A Navy Pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted-for and was buried with full military honors along with his crew. According to the Depar>[...]
Forest Service Smoke Jumpers Smokejumping was first proposed in 1934 by T.V. Pearson, the Forest Service Intermountain Regional Forester, as a means to quickly provide initial atta>[...]