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Old December 2nd 03, 07:57 PM
Paul Sengupta
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Default Twin Squirrel crash

A Twin Squirrel has come down near Hurstbourne Tarrant in
Hampshire, 3 people are reported to have been killed. This is
next to my airfield (Bourne Park).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...et/3257236.stm

It was reported to have just taken off from Thruxton. I was
watching some helicopters flying at Thruxton on Wednesday while
having lunch there (flew in for fuel), including what looked like a
squirrel.

Paul



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Old December 3rd 03, 12:34 AM
Robert Little
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Okay, I'll bite. What is a "squirrel" or "twin squirrel"? R Little


"Paul Sengupta" wrote in
message ...
A Twin Squirrel has come down near Hurstbourne Tarrant in
Hampshire, 3 people are reported to have been killed. This is
next to my airfield (Bourne Park).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...et/3257236.stm

It was reported to have just taken off from Thruxton. I was
watching some helicopters flying at Thruxton on Wednesday while
having lunch there (flew in for fuel), including what looked like a
squirrel.

Paul





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Old December 3rd 03, 12:46 AM
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Okay, I'll bite. What is a "squirrel" or "twin squirrel"? R Little


The U.S. calls it a Twin-star.




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Old December 3rd 03, 01:45 AM
Paul Sengupta
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A Squirrel is a helicopter. A Twin Squirrel is one with two engines.
Turbine.

The Squirrel is (now) otherwise known as the Eurocopter AS350. The
Twin Squirrel is the AS355.

http://www.ukskies.co.uk/A/pages/Aer...win%20Squirrel.
htm
http://www.chapman-freeborn.com/www/...ers/TwinSq.htm
http://www.geocities.com/gwtc_99/bri...tsquirrel.html

Paul

"Robert Little" wrote in message
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Okay, I'll bite. What is a "squirrel" or "twin squirrel"? R Little



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Old December 8th 03, 01:37 PM
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"Paul Sengupta" wrote in
message ...
A Twin Squirrel has come down near Hurstbourne Tarrant in
Hampshire, 3 people are reported to have been killed. This is
next to my airfield (Bourne Park).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...et/3257236.stm

It was reported to have just taken off from Thruxton. I was
watching some helicopters flying at Thruxton on Wednesday while
having lunch there (flew in for fuel), including what looked like a
squirrel.

Paul

Aircraft was owned/operated by FAST Helicopters. Pilot was Ian Shoebridge,
ex AAC with 9k+ hours. Flew with him about 15 years ago as P2 - nice guy.

Clive


 




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