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Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« on: April 29, 2020, 15:24:03 »
From CBC News Twitter: CBC cites Greek state television for the following:

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Greek state TV: Helicopter operating off a Canadian frigate has gone missing between Greece and Italy. The ship is the HMCS Frederiction, and is part of a NATO training mission. It's unclear if the helicopter is Canadian, or whether there are Canadians on board.

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 15:47:00 »
Aw crap. I'm seeing other news outlets picking this up too, including mention of debris being found.

Fingers crossed for the safe recovery of our aircrew.
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 15:56:45 »
If it was a Canadian helicopter, FREDERICTON is embarked with a Cyclone.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6420168/hmcs-fredericton-to-depart-halifax/

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 16:05:07 »
If it was a Canadian helicopter, FREDERICTON is embarked with a Cyclone.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6420168/hmcs-fredericton-to-depart-halifax/

It might be another ships helo operating off the ship.
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2020, 16:13:37 »
Nothing on CBC yet though.

CBC's 'news alerts' twitter went with it about 50 minutes ago. City TV in Toronto has picked it up too.
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 16:13:43 »
This news outlet says it’s a Canadian helicopter.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.barrons.com/amp/news/canadian-nato-helicopter-goes-missing-off-greek-island-air-force-01588189507

And another news outlet says its a Sea King, but that's not reported by others.  Some news sources may be engaging in speculation.  I think we are at that initial stage where we now wait for reliable information to come in. 

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 16:15:10 »
I think we are at that initial stage where we now wait for reliable information to come in.

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2020, 16:36:49 »
https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts/status/1255577150897426433?fbclid=IwAR0NatffEhihU8okEMcUMqs5zmKUUdNawQe4j9CeAeebu4JPrdTxGE5OJgI

Highlight the "it is unclear if the helicopter is Canadian, or if there are Canadians on board".

Praying for a controlled ditch and all aboard are survivors.

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 17:18:59 »
Straight from CaF social media

"There is a developing situation regarding one of our CH-148 Cyclone helicopters, deployed onboard HMCS FREDERICTON, which is currently contributing to Op REASSURANCE.

Contact was lost with the aircraft as it was participating in Allied exercises off the coast of Greece.

Search and rescue efforts are currently underway.

As this is evolving, we have no further information to provide at this time."
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2020, 17:27:42 »
Hopes and prayers for all aboard

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2020, 17:42:25 »
I don't pray but we need some good news.  I'm not sure NS can take much more bad.

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2020, 17:54:03 »
I would say wait for the official information from the Wing.

My thoughts are with the member's and family of the det, and HMCS Fredericton as a whole.

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2020, 18:05:22 »
Damm and things were going so much better for the fleet for a change.

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2020, 18:05:53 »
I often like to look at the comments section of articles because I'm curious as to what the general public often thinks.  I read a good comment saying "why is this being reported, has the family been notified yet?"  I know they haven't confirmed it was a Canadian helicopter but it did say the name of the ship which the family would see.


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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2020, 18:12:36 »
I often like to look at the comments section of articles because I'm curious as to what the general public often thinks.  I read a good comment saying "why is this being reported, has the family been notified yet?"  I know they haven't confirmed it was a Canadian helicopter but it did say the name of the ship which the family would see.

It was confirmed to be Canadian and I can tell you from speaking with my zoomie friends, incuding those close with the family of the actual air crew, that the family was informed roughly the same time as we were getting initial reports.
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2020, 18:14:15 »
*edit answered
« Last Edit: April 29, 2020, 18:37:02 by Jarnhamar »
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2020, 21:06:49 »
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2020, 21:09:23 »
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2020, 21:11:32 »
Unfortunately Italian Navy , 1 deceased found, 5 souls missing.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ItaMilRadar/status/1255595409956880384?s=20


Edit seems to be a civilian account that tracks air travel of Italian military.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2020, 21:56:16 by gryphonv »

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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2020, 21:19:33 »
Unfortunately Italian Navy updated on twitter, 1 deceased found, 5 souls missing.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ItaMilRadar/status/1255595409956880384?s=20

That doesn't look like an official Twitter. Without anyone to corroborate, I shall wait for official statements
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Re: Helicopter working with HMCS Fredericton missing?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2020, 21:29:54 »
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers.