Tag: helicopter

RCIPS chopper heads to US for damage assessment

RCIPS chopper heads to US for damage assessment

| 23/05/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The fate of the first Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter hangs in the balance as it is on its way to Louisiana, via Texas, to find out whether or not it can be repaired. The helicopter was wrapped and delivered to the George Town dock earlier this week to be shipped to the […]

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CIG mulls second new police chopper

CIG mulls second new police chopper

| 08/04/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The old RCIPS helicopter was very badly damaged in the recent crash on the Owen Roberts Airport apron and government may need to buy a second new machine, depending on the findings of the insurance company. While the brand new helicopter is already on duty and was involved in its first medevac emergency this […]

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New police chopper touches down at ORIA

New police chopper touches down at ORIA

| 21/03/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The new RCIPS helicopter, an Airbus 145, arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport Thursday afternoon. It was fast-tracked after the existing police chopper was taken out of service and sent for maintenance, having been damaged in a crash landing due to a technical fault last month. The new machine will not only fill the […]

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New chopper expected in days

New chopper expected in days

| 13/03/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that the new Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter is being fast-tracked to arrive in the Cayman Islands sooner than expected, after the existing machine was damaged recently in a crash landing at the airport. The new chopper, which is being jointly funded by the Cayman and UK governments and […]

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Police chopper crashes after aborted take-off

Police chopper crashes after aborted take-off

| 27/02/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter is out of service after it crashed Tuesday afternoon as it attempted to take off from Owen Roberts International Airport. A police spokesperson said that the tail of the chopper was damaged after it hit the ground during a “sudden aborted take-off”. No one was injured during the landing, which happened […]

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Cayman to get $11M Airbus chopper

Cayman to get $11M Airbus chopper

| 07/12/2018 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be getting a new H145 helicopter from Airbus next year after the Foreign Office Overseas Territories Minister, Lord Ahmad, and Premier Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding in London on Friday, paving the way for a shared deal to buy the new machine for the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. […]

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Police chopper goes after drunk driver

Police chopper goes after drunk driver

| 22/12/2017 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The police helicopter landed on the beach in North Side yesterday evening in order to nab a drunk driver, the RCIPS said today in a press release. With drunk driving causing major concerns for the traffic unit, the police appear to be using everything they have got to clamp down this Christmas on boozed-up […]

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Cop chopper to get night vision

Cop chopper to get night vision

| 08/07/2017 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has been given an undisclosed windfall from the UK’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund towards “state-of-the-art night vision equipment” for the police helicopter that will allow the crew to see in the dark, officials said Friday. The upgrade will involve modifications to the chopper and the provision of night vision goggles for […]

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JMU and chopper coordinate sailboat rescue

JMU and chopper coordinate sailboat rescue

| 05/01/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Air Support Unit was put into action over the open sea Sunday when it responded to a distress call from a sailboat in trouble in rough weather. Cayman authorities were contacted yesterday morning by the International Emergency Response Coordination Centre in Montgomery, Texas, reporting an SOS signal from a 46-foot sailing vessel in […]

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