The search was unsuccessful, despite the involvement of all forces and resources of the Emergency Situations Ministry and SOCAR (10 ships, 3 helicopters, rescue service on the water and the Civil Defense Forces).
Since completing the HUET training, I've met several people who said they found it fun. That was humbling. But what struck me at the time was how many thousands of people fly helicopters over dangerous waters each year, and not just hardened hero types such as Navy SEALS. Those of us who use gasoline owe our lifestyles in part to crane operators, mechanics, and roughnecks who commute to work by helicopter and face some real risk to do it. This year, two helicopters ditched in the North Sea…
On April 15, a Sikorsky S92 helicopter made contact with the topsides of the Sevan Brasil SS86 drilling rig during a landing approach. The pilot managed to make a controlled emergency landing despite damage to the tail.
An Iranian helicopter carrying five people crashed into the Caspian Sea early Sunday, killing all aboard, according to reports. The chopper belonged to the National Iranian Oil Company and was transporting a person suffering a cardiac arrest from an offshore oil platform.
Hunter D. Osborn, 19, of Jane Lew, W.Va., who sustained crushing injuries from the rear of a tractor trailer, was taken via medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital where he later died. Cline said the accident was reported at about 7:15 a.m. Thursday by workers at the well pad site located outside Middlebourne.