Rotor Blade Blamed for North Sea Helicopter Accident

A defective rotor blade was the cause of the fatal helicopter accident in the North Sea on July 16th. Eleven persons were killed in the accident.

Evidence of wear has led the investigation committee to conclude that damage in the rotor blade was the cause of the tragic accident, says a report from the Ministry of Transport. A stroke of lightning three years ago may have caused the damage on the rotor blade. Ten of the passengers have been found. The search for the eleventh has stopped.