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Norwegian Police lease second EC135

Norwegian Police lease second EC135

Up to now, Norway has had a single police helicopter – a1 Eurocopter EC135T2 based at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (ENGM) and operated by Pegasus Helicopter.  They have operated it since April 2004.  A second helicopter was promised and funded after last July’s terrorist attacks, and back in January, we reported that there was a delay in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-12

UK: Teen under curfew after shining laser into police helicopter cockpit

UK: Teen under curfew after shining laser into police helicopter cockpit

A teenager has been put under a curfew after admitting he put a police helicopter in jeopardy by shining a laser into its cockpit. [Note: Photo used in news article is way out of date – this force upgraded from AS355 to EC135 in 2003)

Source: Liverpool Echo, 01-Oct-10

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Vandals target Merseyside Police helicopter in sabotage attempt

Vandals target Merseyside Police helicopter in sabotage attempt

A police spokesperson confirmed that four intruders gained access to the RAF Woodvale compound at around 4am, and were able to cause minor damage to the aircraft

Source: Liverpool Echo, 18-May-10

17-May-10 G-XMII Eurocopter EC135T2 Woodvale, UK

17-May-10

Merseyside Police make first arrest using unmanned helicopter

Merseyside Police make first arrest using unmanned helicopter

Thermal imaging technology has been used for the first time on the Force’s ‘drone’ or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to make an arrest. Two men suspected of stealing a Renault Clio in Bootle were tracked by the UAV, which is a remote-controlled aerial camera operated by a police officer on the ground, and after fleeing… Read more »

Source: Merseyside Police, 18-Feb-10

Merseyside Police helicopter attacked on British military base

Just before 10.30pm several men gained entry to the military base where the Force helicopter is stored and damaged the aircraft.  A high speed police chase ensued from Southport to Liverpool city centre as a silver Audi A4 with blacked out windows was seen travelling at high speed along Formby Bypass with a number of… Read more »

Source: Formby Times, 11-Oct-09

09-Oct-09 G-XMII Eurocopter EC135 Woodvale, UK

09-Oct-09