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The Foreigner Helicopter crash victims remembered. A memorial was held in Kinsarvik Church yesterday to remember and reflect upon those who lost their lives in Monday’s helicopter tragedy. Helicopter pilot Tore BendigtsenYstanes, 39, Kari Anne Ringkjøb Dahl, 29, and Siv Holtan, 18, from Bergen, Kjetil Bu, 27, from Kinsarvikand Andrew Søvik Fossmark, 24, from Vaksdal died after their aircraft crashed and burned before landing near Vassli, between Dalamot and Busete in Hardanger. The accident is believed to be one of the worst land-based helicopter crashes in Norwegian history.

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Helicopter crash victims remembered

Published on Thursday, 7th July, 2011 at 12:31 under the news category, by John Price and Michael Sandelson      .

A memorial was held in Kinsarvik Church yesterday to remember and reflect upon those who lost their lives in Monday’s helicopter tragedy.



Helicopter pilot Tore BendigtsenYstanes, 39, Kari Anne Ringkjøb Dahl, 29, and Siv Holtan, 18, from Bergen, Kjetil Bu, 27, from Kinsarvikand Andrew Søvik Fossmark, 24, from Vaksdal died after their aircraft crashed and burned before landing near Vassli, between Dalamot and Busete in Hardanger.

The accident is believed to be one of the worst land-based helicopter crashes in Norwegian history.

Approximately 200 people made up of family, friends, acquaintances and villagers attended the over-filled church from 1050, which is the region’s oldest. Five white candles stood on a table inside, according to Bergens Tidende.

The priest Bjørn Tore Sæle, who met the family on the same day they witnessed the crash, said, “I talked of standing unified through it all [as] the funerals will take place in five different places.”

The Minister also highlighted the importance of keeping the faith, even though it is difficult to find God when these types of events happened.

Meanwhile, investigators finished their preliminary investigations on Tuesday night. Evidence discovered at the wreckage site suggests the helicopter hit the ground with great force, nose-first at an angle.

The fire burnt out most of the aircraft and the Accident Investigation Board (Havarikomisjonen/AIBN) has taken what remains of the helicopter, including flight instruments, away for analysis.

According to local police officer Øystein Torsness, finding the cause of the crash will prove to be a challenge.

“There’s no guarantee what happened will be clarified,” he says.

The five bodies were taken to Bergen for autopsy.



Published on Thursday, 7th July, 2011 at 12:31 under the news category, by John Price and Michael Sandelson      .

This post has the following tags: hardangerhelicoptercrash, airliftkinsarvik.





  
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