It simply happened in 2006, still had the photos lying around. http://imgur.com/a/gSSpb#0 G-JSAR ditched into the sea, near Dan Helder, following engine problems on 21st November 2006. The crisis flotation systems ...
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- It happened in 2006, still had the pics lying around. http://imgur.com/a/gSSpb#0 G-JSAR ditched in the sea, near Dan Helder, following engine problems on 21st November 2006. The emergency flotation systems were deployed and the four crew, with the thirteen oil workers on board, were rescued unharmed.
- Had to do some reverse image searching, found 1 other location where the photo was posted, but with a date on the bottom: 22th of November 2006. Using that, I found these two articles (in Dutch): http://www.denhelderairport.nl/index.php?id=206 http://www.denhelderairport.nl/index.php?id=205 17 guys on board, 13 picked up from an oilplatform in the North Sea (the other 4 helicopter crew) as evacuation after power outage at the platform. 25 kilometres north-west of Den Helder the helicopter had engine problems and made a controlled landing/crash in the water. All were rescued, only one had mild hypothermia issues and was transported to the Navy airbase at The Kooy, and from there to the hospital. The others were brought to the harbor of Den Helder. A rescue ship tried to follow the helicopter, but had to abort because of shallow water. The next morning the helicopter stranded on the beach of Texel. For recovery a crane was used to lift it on a truck. Also found some news footage (again, in Dutch): http://www.rtvnh.nl/nieuws/48724/Helikopter+neergestort+bij+Texel
- just put G-JSAR in a search engine, you get english info as well.
- What happens to these airframes? Surely they're not airworthy anymore with all that salt water. Scrapyard? Training tools?
- yep.. scrapped. Read more comments