Eurocopter clears Bond over EC225 ditching

Eurocopter clears Bond over EC225 ditching 19 Jun, 12, Source: HeliHub.com

In an unusual move, Eurocopter has announced that there is no blame on Bond Offshore Helicopters for the ditching of their EC225 on 10th May.  In an unpublished statement released only to the Aberdeen Press & Journal – and then widely re-reported elsewhere, Eurocopter have stated “the incident was caused by a rupture of the shaft driving the two lubrication pumps, thus explaining the total loss of main gearbox oil pressure ……. At this stage of the investigation, neither procedure failure nor human error by Bond have been identified as a potential contributor to the cause of the incident.

As the P&J hides all its stories behind a paywall, you can only see a taster of their story here, but check out longer versions from the BBC, STV and the Daily Record.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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