Norway helicopter crash kills 13 people

All 13 on board die as helicopter crashes near Bergen
Eleven dead bodies have been recovered and two other people are missing, presumed dead, in Norway’s worst helicopter accident in decades.
Rescue services called off the search for the remaining passengers, saying it was not possible for them to have survived the accident.
The Super Puma EC225 chopper transporting North Sea oil platform workers crashed at around noon on Friday close to the island of Turøy near Bergen. It was returning from the Gullfaks B platform, operated by state-owned company Statoil.
The cause was not immediately known but is believed to have been a technical problem. The helicopter’s black boxes are being analysed. Debris from the crashed helicopter was found scattered on land and in the sea. A number of witnesses said they saw the rotor fly off as the helicopter came down and that there was a powerful explosion as it hit the ground.
The Local / NTB / AFP


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