Friday, September 6, 2013

Investigators Rule Out Technical Failure in Fatal Shetland Helicopter Crash

Air officials in the U.K. have ruled out technical failure in last month’s fatal crash of a Super Puma helicopter in the North Sea near Scotland’s Shetland Island. This week...

September 6, 2013
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Safety Group Ends Grounding Of North Sea Super Pumas

A British helicopter safety group on Thursday ended a six-day suspension on all flights by Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea, imposed after four oil rig contractors were killed in a crash near Shetland.

August 29, 2013
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Monday, August 26, 2013

North Sea Rig Operators to Meet as CHC Suspends Super Puma Flights Following Fatal Crash

Oil & Gas UK, which represents North Sea oil-and-gas operators, will meet today to discuss the implications of the temporary suspension of Super Puma helicopters following a crash in which four people died off the north Scotland coast.

August 26, 2013
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

RNLI Crews Recover Helicopter Wreckage Off Shetland [VIDEO]

New video shows RNLI crews recovering the oilfield services Super Puma helicopter that crashed in the North Sea Friday evening.

August 24, 2013
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Four Killed When Offshore Services Helicopter Ditches In North Sea [UPDATE]

Search underway for 3 missing after helicopter carrying 18 people from the Borgsten Dolphin drilling rig in the North Sea ditched into the sea west of the Shetland Islands.

August 23, 2013
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Initial North Sea Ditch Investigation IDs Faulty Gear Box

An initial investigation into a helicopter crash in the North Sea earlier this week has found indications that the aircraft’s main gearbox lubrication system failed. In a preliminary report, the...

October 25, 2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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North Sea Helicopter Operators Suspend Flights of the Super Puma

  LONDON–Two helicopter operators that transport workers to oil rigs in the North Sea have suspended flights using Super Puma aircraft after one was forced to ditch on Monday. CHC Helicopter and Bond...

October 24, 2012
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Oilfield Services Helicopter Ditches in North Sea

LONDON–An oil-services helicopter crashed into the North Sea Monday with 19 people on board, the U.K. coastguard and the operating company said Monday. No one was killed. After a major...

October 22, 2012
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Bond Offshore Grounds More Helicopters, Gear Failure Identified

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch  (AAIB) released an interim Service Bulletin this morning regarding the investigation into the controlled ditching of a North Sea crew change helicopter owned by...

May 15, 2012
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
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Helicopter Carrying 14 Offshore Rig Workers Ditches in the North Sea

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The U.K.’s main offshore workers’ union has called for all helicopters operated by Bond Aviation to be grounded pending an investigation into why an aircraft was forced...

May 10, 2012
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