Police Helicopter Crash

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Police Helicopter Crash

Postby ChrisWoods » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:23 pm

Just reading the train crash thread reminded me of this. Anyone remember a Police helicpter that hit some flats at Eastwood Toll in snow, round about late eighties ?
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Postby stinkpad » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:00 pm

Yeah, was it not an old folks home?
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Postby JayKay » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:03 pm

Mid 90s, unless it happened more than once.

The cops on board both survived, one was the partner of a friend of a friend.
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Postby PyRo » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:12 pm

stinkpad wrote:Yeah, was it not an old folks home?
Yup.

I remember seeing the damage to the old folks home, but I think the helicopter was gone by the time I seen it.
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Postby PyRo » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:15 pm

JayKay wrote:Mid 90s, unless it happened more than once.

The cops on board both survived, one was the partner of a friend of a friend.
Might be a different one you're thinking of:

Taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1826661.stm
* In 1990, Sergeant Malcolm Herd was killed when a police Bell Jet 206 helicopter crashed in bad weather at Eastwood Toll, Newton Mearns, Glasgow.


Judgement by The Lords on the crash
The death is also mentioned here and here
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Postby Pgcc93 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:35 pm

There was another one in Feb 2002 which crashed in a field in Ayrshire.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1826661.stm

I Took this pic a few days before the incident as it was taking off at the SECC heliport

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Postby JayKay » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:45 pm

Aye, it was the feb 2002 one I was thinking about right enough. Funny, was sure it wasnt as recent as that.
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Re: Police Helicopter Crash

Postby bigjohn » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:15 pm

Hi new to forum, But remember this well I was sitting across the roundabout coming down the ayr road at the time it happened! heavy snow fall, (I seem to remember that the cause of the accident was later found to be a lack of snow deflectors fitted to the engine air intakes).
I also remember later sitting next to the deceased's family at a police memorial service in glasgow.

Seems like a lifetime away now!!
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