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Helicopter crashes in North Sea. Up to 16 passengers and crew feared dead. The Super Puma L2 crashed whilst returning from an oil-rig at approximately 2pm yesterday. Eight bodies have been recovered from the North Sea so far, and it is feared that the rest are trapped inside.High speed The Independent’s Jonathan Brown says that safety experts think that it could have crashed at up to speeds of 150mph. A press-release issued yesterday says that everyone on board was wearing immersion suits, but Brown says that safety experts think it unlikely that anybody would have survived the impact.Mechanical failure

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Helicopter crashes in North Sea

Published on Thursday, 2nd April, 2009 at 10:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 2nd April 2009 at 23:20.

Up to 16 passengers and crew feared dead.

Super Puma L2
Super Puma L2
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The Super Puma L2 crashed whilst returning from an oil-rig at approximately 2pm yesterday. Eight bodies have been recovered from the North Sea so far, and it is feared that the rest are trapped inside.

High speed

The Independent’s Jonathan Brown says that safety experts think that it could have crashed at up to speeds of 150mph. A press-release issued yesterday says that everyone on board was wearing immersion suits, but Brown says that safety experts think it unlikely that anybody would have survived the impact.

Mechanical failure

A spokesperson for Bond Offshore, the operators of the helicopter, told the Times that there was no evidence of mechanical failure.

According to aftenbladet.no, the crash occurred approximately 30 nautical miles north of Peterhead in the British Sector. The weather was thought to be fine at the time.




Published on Thursday, 2nd April, 2009 at 10:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 2nd April 2009 at 23:20.

This post has the following tags: helicopter, north, sea, puma, l2, crash.





  
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