'Vital Missing Part' Found in Norway Helicopter Crash Investigation

A ‘vital missing part’ has been found in connection with an ongoing investigation into an offshore helicopter crash that occurred last year, Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) said Thursday.

AIBN revealed that the Norwegian Naval Diving School had discovered an epicyclic gear 2nd stage planet gear carrier in the sea between the area of the main rotor separation and the crash site. The carrier will be subject to further investigations.

In April 2016 a helicopter carrying a Statoil crew from the Gullfaks B oil platform crashed while en route to the Bergen airport on the West Coast of Norway.

Thirteen people were on board the helicopter when it crashed. All on the craft were Norwegian, except for one British and one Italian national, according to information from the rescue coordination centre.

Statoil confirmed that the crashed Eurocopter EC225LP was operated by CHC Helicopter, which is owned by U.S. private equity firm First Reserve.



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