Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Search continues for missing parts from Norway helicopter crash

Download: Printable PDF Date: 06 May 2016 14:00 category:
Publisher:
Search continues for missing parts from Norway helicopter crash - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Norway Aircraft: Helicopters
Source: Flightglobal

Norway’s SHT air accident investigation board is to resume its search for missing components from the Airbus Helicopters H225 which crashed near Bergen on 29 April.

In a statement, SHT says the main focus of its search will be “for parts connected to the main gearbox”, and that this will “continue as long as required”.

Preliminary information contained in an emergency airworthiness directive issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency on 3 May suggested “in-flight separation of the main rotor hub from the main gearbox”.

Investigators had previously ruled out pilot error as a cause.

Asset Image

SHT adds that components so far retrieved have been moved to its facilities in Lillestrøm, where they arrived on 5 May.

"Here, the [SHT] will continue its efforts to sort and analyse both components and other information,” it says.

Thirteen passengers and crew died in the accident, when the CHC Helikopter Service-operated Super Puma (LN-OJF) came down near Turøy following a flight from an oil platform.



Loading comments for Search continues for missing parts from Norway helicopter crash...


Recommended

Gothenburg Landvetter Airport welcomes Qatar Airways’ Inaugural Flight

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden landed at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway into Sweden. Qatar Airways flight 177, op...

Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr)...

CAAC, EASA, ICAO Technology Sharing 4th Civil Aviation Training Industry Forum 2018 was successfully held

The "13th Five-Year Plan" and the "Belt and Road" strategy of the country's layout have provided unprecedented opportunities for development and a good environment for the Chin...

Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc

Larger and longer-range Dreamliner to help airline expand service to Europe, United States, Latin America Morocco's flag carrier unveils new interior and special livery on inaugural 787-9 Bo...