Helecopter Crash

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Off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland yesterday a helecopter crashed en-route to an oil platform. Everyone survived. I was having a read of the BBC news article just a moment ago and found one of the graphics on it particularly amusing...

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Anyone here actully believed for a second it was to scale?

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If that's 500 meters that's one big chopper!
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Is that red thing a flair or did they bounce to the oil rig :lol:
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SpooF wrote:
Is that red thing a flair or did they bounce to the oil rig :lol:


I would assume it's a flair...

That helicopter is half the size of the oil rig... where was it going to land?
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SpooF wrote:
Is that red thing a flair or did they bounce to the oil rig :lol:


That was my first thought too ! lol
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I don't think it works that way.
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is that supposed to be an oil tanker? does it carry 50 gallons at a time? :P
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Been another crash today in the same part of the country, this time with 8 confirmed deaths (and 8 still missing).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scot ... 977095.stm

I actually know a guy that flies for that airline, so i'm hoping it wasn't him flying.

Thing that i have noticed since the turn of the year is the increase in aircraft accidents being reported in the media. It's almost as if they are trying to frighten people from flying now. There was the Hudson crash, another one in the New York area a week or two later then over here we are reading about the one in February and this one here. I also read of one in Japan (i think it was) plus a few other plane crashes around Europe.

Flying is still considered to be a safer form of transport than driving i'd imagine because of the low crash rate but going by the amount being mentioned on the news now it does make me wonder how long it will be before people start fearing aircrafts.

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