Tag: RCIPS Air Operations Unit

RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

| 15/06/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The police helicopter proved its worth for the second time this week when it airlifted a mother in premature labour from Cayman Brac to George Town, where she safely delivered the baby and where the early arrival was able to receive neonatal care. Police said that the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was deployed to […]

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Police chopper rescues injured tanker crew member

Police chopper rescues injured tanker crew member

| 13/06/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A crew member who was injured while working on a supertanker off the coast of the Cayman Islands Monday was airlifted by the police helicopter and brought to the hospital in George Town. Police said the 911 emergency centre received the report at about 3pm on 11 June from a member of the public on […]

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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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80lbs of ganja washes up in Little Cayman

80lbs of ganja washes up in Little Cayman

| 23/10/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Between Friday and Sunday (20-22 October) the police recovered five packages containing what is suspected to be ganja along the shoreline of Little Cayman. After the police were notified by members of the public on the island that parcels had washed ashore, officers on the ground, helped by the RCIPS helicopter crew, conducted extensive searches […]

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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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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 issued a warning to […]

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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 capabilities, it sustained multiple […]

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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 a high-intensity green laser […]

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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 district but no arrests […]

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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 was stationed at […]

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