Super Puma Norway Heliopter Crash

by James T. Crouse on May 1, 2016

in Helicopter Safety

A video has emerged purporting to show the main rotor system disintegrating during the final moments of the flight of the helicopter as it flew from the Gullfaks oil field to the Norwegian city of Bergen.

The helicopter has been grounded by several European nations. It has also been reported that maintenance was deferred on this helicopter two times prior to the crash. It is unknown if the deferred maintenance was in any way related to components that might have failed or malfunctioned causing the crash.

The crash claimed thirteen lives. The helicopter was operated by CHC Helicopters out of Canada.  According to the company’s website CHC operates in thirty countries around the world.

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