Helicopter heading back from oil platform crashes

A helicopter heading back from an oil field off the coast of Norway crashed outside of Bergen. Statoil said the CHC helicopter was carrying 13 people. It was en route from the Gullfaks B platform to Bergen. The oil and gas company said in a statement: “Statoil has temporarily grounded all equivalent traffic helicopters. The […]

North Sea helicopter crash investigation ongoing

An investigation into what caused a helicopter to crash in the North Sea – which killed four oil workers – on Friday is ongoing. The aircraft’s operator CHC said the Super Puma AS332-L2 helicopter was carrying 16 passengers and two crew members from the Borgsten Dolphin rig to Sumburgh airport in Shetland when it crashed […]

Oil workers rescued as helicopter ditches in North Sea

Nineteen people were safely rescued after a helicopter ditched in the North Sea yesterday. The CHC Super Puma helicopter, which made a “controlled ditching” between Orkney and Shetland, was transporting workers from Aberdeen to West Phoenix drilling rig. The incident occurred at around 15.30pm yesterday off Fair Isle, around 32 miles south of Shetland. Nick […]