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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sea King crash off Denmark 
(en francais)

Thankfully, all the crew are safe. Personally, I think these aircraft should be withdrawn from service. Although it would mean a degradation of capability for the Canadian Navy, what real capability do they offer right now?

Time to get creative. Lease aircraft for temporary use, borrow aircraft and aircrews from another Nato nation, complete with aircrews - anything but sending up our people in these flying coffins.
Sea King crashes off Denmark, five crew rescued

Updated Thu. Feb. 2 2006 8:03 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Five crew members have been rescued safely after a Canadian Forces Sea King helicopter went down in the North Sea Thursday afternoon.

The helicopter was ditched about 50 kilometres off the east coast of Denmark at about 1:34 p.m. EST, Jae Malana, a spokesperson with the Department of National Defence told CTV Newsnet.

The crew members were recovered safely and taken to HMCS Athabaskan, which serves as the base to the helicopter and its crew.

They have been examined and released by the ship's medical officer, and their families have been notified.

Paul Synnott at 8:09 p.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|

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