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Blackened
04-04-2007, 03:23 PM
G'day

Heard on the radio today about midday that the tangas resort chopper went down relatively close to the wrecks.

Only person onboard was the pilot and he is ok considering, Was anyone over that way and see it go down?

Dave

Sea-Dog
04-04-2007, 04:40 PM
Even MSQ is on the ball. See Notice to Mariners below:

QUEENSLAND
NOTICE TO MARINERS
217 (Temporary) of 2007
BRISBANE PILOTAGE AREA
LOCALITY: MORETON BAY - VICINITY OF TANGALOOMA WRECKS
ACTIVITY: HAZARD TO NAVIGATION - SUNKEN HELICOPTER
Mariners are advised that a helicopter has sunk in the vicinity of Tangalooma Wrecks - Moreton
Island.
Diving investigations have failed to locate the wreckage at the reported incident position,
latitude 27 09.528' S, longitude 153 21.625' E.
Mariners should exercise caution when operating in the vicinity and report any further
information to Brisbane Harbour on VHF channel 12.

Brumby
04-04-2007, 06:07 PM
Glad the pilot made it - I'm told those things don't float too well! (Some fixed wing pilots will tell you they don't fly too well either).

Now if he only ditched somewhere shallow enough to dive on.....

Blackened
04-04-2007, 06:53 PM
Now if he only ditched somewhere shallow enough to dive on.....

G'day

Maybe he did?? I dont think they have found the wreck?

Dave

madman1
04-04-2007, 07:39 PM
That would be one good FAD!!! lol

woody74
04-04-2007, 08:10 PM
Gee I thought you mean't uncle chop chop was down there:P :P

choppa
04-04-2007, 08:26 PM
crikey i saw the post header and thought,,,,,,,,, how did i get there,,,,,,,,,

choppa

Bob H
04-04-2007, 08:40 PM
do you need any more bamboo chop they are cutting the lot down in the holidays bob h

choppa
04-04-2007, 09:54 PM
sent you a pm earlier this evening bob,,,,, ,,,

choppa

Kleyny
05-04-2007, 11:21 AM
I was there when she went for a swim.
it went down 400m north east of the wrecks.
talking to the Micat Captain he said they looked for the chopper but couldn't find it. they seem to think its bouncing along the bottom with the current.
they even got a F111 to fly over and get a few snap shots.

neil

kingtin
05-04-2007, 12:01 PM
Returning from undergoing maintenance, I heard.

Comparisons can be drawn with the way some of my outboards have been serviced in the past. http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gif

kev