• 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page

Comments

Comments

Recent comments

  • L
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    To David....I didn't say my husband is still going on the helicopters. I said hated ...past tense. we are the lucky ones....

  • D
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    I found the testimony and video on co-control (control tower, pilot and co-pilot making critical decisions together) very interesting.

    Rumour has it that when the helicopter crashed, all three were discussing whether to ditch immediately or make it back to land. Apparently the pilot was convinced he had a 30-minute run dry capability because of Sikorsky and Cougar's documentation. There should be a recording of this conversation.

    Let's hope the inquiry lawyer brings this out tomorrow.

    Also, maybe she can ask Rick Burt why Cougar has restricted its pilots to flying the S-92 at a maximum of 130 knots - more than 20 knots slower than its maximum cruising speed. Are they worried about the vibrations causing more damage to main gear boxes and more cracks in the transmission mounts?

    This is all about offshore oil worker safety!!!

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    So my question to L from NL is ''why does your husband continue to get on the helicopter?''

    You think it is still not safe, there is no one putting a gun to his head. It is his life afterall.

  • L
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    changed my life forever... do you think? Sure, I feel for the cougar employees...especially now still having to send people out over the Atlantic in those helicopters. But...absolutely no one is suffering more than the families involved. i hated for my husband to go on those helicopters, even before the crash. there is nothing that will convince me they are safe, and that a tragedy like this won't happen again. god bless the families involved...can't believe it's coming up on a year. unfortunately, i don't see much changing with the inquiry....

  • L
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    To David....I didn't say my husband is still going on the helicopters. I said hated ...past tense. we are the lucky ones....

  • D
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    I found the testimony and video on co-control (control tower, pilot and co-pilot making critical decisions together) very interesting.

    Rumour has it that when the helicopter crashed, all three were discussing whether to ditch immediately or make it back to land. Apparently the pilot was convinced he had a 30-minute run dry capability because of Sikorsky and Cougar's documentation. There should be a recording of this conversation.

    Let's hope the inquiry lawyer brings this out tomorrow.

    Also, maybe she can ask Rick Burt why Cougar has restricted its pilots to flying the S-92 at a maximum of 130 knots - more than 20 knots slower than its maximum cruising speed. Are they worried about the vibrations causing more damage to main gear boxes and more cracks in the transmission mounts?

    This is all about offshore oil worker safety!!!

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    So my question to L from NL is ''why does your husband continue to get on the helicopter?''

    You think it is still not safe, there is no one putting a gun to his head. It is his life afterall.

  • L
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    changed my life forever... do you think? Sure, I feel for the cougar employees...especially now still having to send people out over the Atlantic in those helicopters. But...absolutely no one is suffering more than the families involved. i hated for my husband to go on those helicopters, even before the crash. there is nothing that will convince me they are safe, and that a tragedy like this won't happen again. god bless the families involved...can't believe it's coming up on a year. unfortunately, i don't see much changing with the inquiry....