8-Apr-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
Bristow Helicopters recently suffered a hangar fire at its Port Hardcourt base in Nigeria. As the photo below shows, there was extensive damage to the hangar roof and two Super Pumas were damaged, one heavily.
The fire is believed to have started in one of the stores housing aircraft spares and consumables – seen in the Bristow-supplied photo below along the near side of the hangar. One AS332L2 will require extensive repair and the second AS332L1 is anticipated to return to service next week.
Bristow Helicopters Managing Director Akin Oni credited the response of Bristow staff and fellow operators who worked quickly to remove aircraft from the hangar and extinguish the fire. There were no injuries resulting from the incident.
The company lost no downtime to this event. All flights commenced at 10:00 a.m. the next day as expected, and all revenue flights were completed as normal.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com