Airbus Helicopters regrets to confirm that an H225 operated by CHC was involved in a fatal accident off the coast of Norway near Turoey outside Bergen on Friday 29th of April.
Preliminary information obtained indicates that the helicopter was flying from Gullfaks B oil platform and was carrying a crew of 2 people plus 11 passengers from Statoil ASA. Latest reports state that 11 people have died and two are missing.
Airbus Helicopters is deeply saddened by this tragedy. We express our deepest sympathy and our thoughts are with the victims, their relatives, friends and colleagues.
Safety is Airbus Helicopters' top priority and we are providing our full support to both the accident investigators as well as CHC.
Airbus Helicopters teams are fully mobilized to understand the root cause of the accident. At this time we do not have any further information and we will provide relevant update as it becomes available.http://www.airbushelicopters.com/website/en/ref/Norway-Statement_347.html