In Norway crashed helicopter, which was carrying 13 people. The aircraft was flying with oil and gas production platforms owned by the company Statoil. The helicopter crashed on the West coast of Norway, reports Reuters, citing data from the emergency services and local media. Police have found 11 bodies of the victims.

At the crash scene profit rescue vessels and other helicopters, reported the Norwegian television channel TV2. The police confirmed to reporters that onboard the helicopter there were 13 people. Later, the police reported found on the coast of the 11 victims. Representatives of the human rights organization Human Rights Service noted that the search for two others continues.

According to the route on the website Flightradar24, the helicopter was headed to airport Bergen with kr Sund as its oil and gas production platform B the Norwegian state company Statoil. Also known model of aircraft: EC 225 is the latest generation of Super Puma family. In the area West of Bergen, the second largest city of Norway, you often see helicopters that fly to the coastal petroleum industry and back.

The report of the local fire brigade said on Twitter: “helicopter Crash: emergency services at the scene. Extent of damage unknown”. According to a local newspaper Verdens Gang, on Board the helicopter had 13 people.

In the pictures from the crash site visible smoke rising above a sinking helicopter. According to witnesses, several people saw in the ocean while the helicopter was on a small island.

Politiet bekrefter at det var 13 personer om bord i helikopteret som har styrtet.

— VG (@vgnett) 29 APR 2016.

Off the West coast of Norway crashed helicopter 30.04.2016

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