A "Super Puma" helicopter ditched in the North Sea
Crimond, UK - It was carrying 16 people coming back from an oil platform
(WAPA) - A Bond Helicopters Eurocopter AS-332/L2 "Super Puma" ditched at around 13:00 GMT in the North Sea, off the coast of Crimond, in Scotland, while it was carrying 16 people coming back from an oil platform. Still have not been unveiled information about possible victims and survivors.
The rescue operations are being carried on using two RAF helicopters and a RAF Nimrod, besides two ships of the local coast guard and other vessels. A similar accident happened less than one month ago to a similar helicopter in the same area. That time all the occupants were saved. Not so lucky have been the passengers of a Sikorsky S-92 that ditched in the sea off the coast of Newfoundland, in Canada (see AVIONEWS). (Avionews)