Norwegian helicopter crash: no survivor found

Norwegian helicopter crash: no survivor found

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       – Norwegian helicopter crash: no survivor found

–  11 Norwegian passengers have been confirmed dead while two others on board yet to be found.

Norwegian helicopter crash: no survivor found
Relics of crash

Norwegian helicopter crash: no survivor found

Few minutes ago, a Norwegian helicopter was reported to have crashed leaving no survivor.

In the crash which happened in the west of Norwegian city known as Bergen, thirteen people are presumed to have died.

It was reported that 11 of the passengers were Norwey citizens while the remaining two from Britain and Italy.

According to the account of a rescuer, that no passenger on board had survived the crash.

Meanwhile, Norway’s civil aviation authority has imposed a flight ban on the type of helicopter that crashed – the Eurocopter (EC) 225L Super Puma.

It  is claimed that the helicopter was destroyed to total ruin.

Its officials told VG newspaper (in Norwegian) that servicing for the helicopter which crashed had been delayed twice in 2015, for a total of 200 flying hours.

Afterwards, local media quoted a civil aviation authority spokeswoman as saying the helicopter’s two black boxes had been recovered.

Norwegian helicopter crash: no survivor found

The British Civilian Aviation Authority later said it was suspending commercial use of the Super Puma, so it would be unable to carry oil and gas workers.

However, a decision was also reached that Super Puma could still fly for other purposes.

The aircraft was flying from the Gullfaks oil field to Bergen, a center for the North Sea oil and gas industry.

Eleven bodies have been found, and two other people are still missing. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said news of the crash was “horrible“.

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King Harald and Queen Sonja cancelled a trip to Sweden, reported Norwegian broadcaster NRK due to crash.

Oil company Statoil said all the passengers were on assignment for the company, but worked for different organisations.

Statoil has suspended oil production at the Gullfaks B platform “so that we can take care of the staff in the best way possible“, company vice-president Arne Sigve Nylund told journalists.

Norwegian helicopter crash: no survivor found

The helicopter came down near the small island of Turoey, just west of the village of Solsvik.