A helicopter pilot became emotional as he told an inquest on Friday how he turned around to find his colleague David Wood missing from the ice shelf where they landed and a hole that went to "infinity". Mr Wood and Paul Sutton landed at the fuel cache site on January 11, 2016, on a routine sling loading mission to restock fuel drums. But Mr Wood fell through a crevasse as he worked and became wedged between the ice.
The pilot flying with captain David Wood on the day he fell through a crack in the ice in Antarctica had no training in crevasse rescue, an inquest has heard. On January 11, 2016, Mr Wood and his colleague Paul Sutton had sling loaded fuel under their helicopters to restock a fuel cache. They were both flying solo with their loads, as were the rules. But when Mr Wood landed and hopped out of his helicopter he fell into a crevasse and became tightly wedged.
The owner of the company Captain David Wood worked for would have considered using a helicopter to pull the wedged pilot from the icy crevasse, but it was an option that carried risks, a court has heard. William English, the managing director of Helicopter Resources, gave evidence at the inquest into the pilot's death on Wednesday. Mr Wood, 62, was one of two pilots flying solo in two helicopters on the sling loading mission to restock a fuel cache on January 11, 2016.
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