Im led to believe ALL CG helicopters have the double rescue hoist system now as a direct result of the incident Billy lost his life in.Thank you for posting that Waspie, I was not aware of it either and the details of the incident leading to his loss are galling to read. RIP Billy Deacon, but also my thoughts to the crewman that had to cut the winch cable knowing what that meant for his crew-mate. Jeezus. Anybody know if the new S-92's are fitted with second winches? I can't see the AW-189's as big enough to have them?
This event was exactly 15 years to the day after my Dad, FCACMN Pete Matthews died, I would be very pleased to hear fom any menber that knew him or flew with him. Thanks all.