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Tag: RCIPS Air Operations Unit

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 t [...]

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Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

| 14/06/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A 25-ft Cobia boat stolen at the end of last month turned up today around 1½ miles off the coast of Frank Sound with no one in sight. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was alerted to the capsized vessel around 11:00am Wednesday morning, 14 June, by a member of the public. The officers on [… [...]

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Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

| 27/03/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter could have been brought down as a result of its recent entanglement with a kite, as it is now known the line tangled in the rotor blades, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island, which described the kite encounter as a “serious incident” and is [...]

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Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

| 20/03/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The line of a tethered kite, which was believed to be flying well over the legal height without permission, was struck by the police helicopter Friday, while the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was on patrol above the West Bay area. Although no serious damage was caused to the chopper’s flying ca [...]

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Laser interferes with cop chopper flight

Laser interferes with cop chopper flight

| 07/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS issued a warning that endangering aircraft is an offence after the police helicopter was targeted with a laser while on patrol Friday night, 3 November. Police said that while it was deployed on operations in the West Bay area, the chopper “was struck twice in quick succession by [...]

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Police chopper spots stolen car in West Bay

Police chopper spots stolen car in West Bay

| 12/10/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Air Operations Unit has found the blue Toyota Highlander stolen in South Sound last week. The RCIPS said the helicopter was on patrol Wednesday afternoon, 12 October, when it spotted the SUV in West Bay. The vehicle appeared to have been abandoned at an isolated location in the dist [...]

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UK fighter pilot to fly RCIPS chopper

UK fighter pilot to fly RCIPS chopper

| 22/08/2016 | 67 Comments
(CNS): The police have recruited a second pilot for the RCIPS Air Operations Unit (AOU). Richard Morcombe, who is currently flying with the UK National Police Air Service, is a former combat pilot with the British army. He actually flew the helicopter now operated by the RCIPS for four years when he [...]

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500lbs of ganja recovered from drug bust

500lbs of ganja recovered from drug bust

| 26/02/2016
(CNS): Ricky Manderson (59) has been remanded in custody until Thursday after a brief court appearance today over charges of conspiracy to import more than 500lbs of ganja, after he was busted by police on Tuesday night in North Side. The West Bay man was arrested after the police chopper and marin [...]

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Near drowned diver airlifted by RCIPS chopper

Near drowned diver airlifted by RCIPS chopper

| 22/02/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter was involved in another medevac operation this weekend when the crew airlifted a female diver from Little Cayman who came close to drowning Saturday morning. Officials said that just before noon on 20 February, medical staff at Faith Hospital over on Cayman Brac requeste [...]

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Cop chopper makes two medic runs to Brac

Cop chopper makes two medic runs to Brac

| 02/10/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter was used for two medical emergencies in the Sister Islands this week; one was a medical evacuation of a critical heart patient and the other was the transportation of a specialist doctor and blood for a maternity emergency. The Air Operations Unit collected a heart pati [...]

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