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16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

The aircraft was performing external load flights with delivering of concrete to a powerline fundament. During delivery of concrete to powerline mast number 49, the pilot experienced severe vertically vibrations. The pilot took immediate action, released the external load and was capable to manoeuvre the helicopter away from the construction area. During this operation the helicopter lost altitude and hit some threes. The helicopter stopped laying on the right-hand side about 50 meters from the construction area. No persons were seriously injured.

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25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Stavangar, Norway

S92 was on its way back to Stavangar/Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution that the oil pressure on the main gearbox had dropped below 45 psi. Shortly afterwards, the caution “INPUT / ACC # 1 HOT” came on. According to the emergency checklist, the crew pulled the left engine back to idle. When the oil pressure dropped further to below 35 psi, the oil cooler bypass was automatically switched on, as designed. During the further flight towards Sola, the oil temperature rose and the caution “INPUT / ACC # 2 HOT” came on. The highest recorded oil temperature before landing was 214 degrees C.

The crew declared mayday, and continued the descent to a height of 200 ft. They were preparing to land on the sea if the oil pressure were to disappear completely. The landing at Sola was undramatic and the helicopter was followed to standstill by the airport fire and rescue department.

The helicopter returned to revenue service on 13-Nov-20

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25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Sola, Norway

On Friday 25 September 2020, the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92A, LN-ONQ, operated by Bristow Norway was on its way back to Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution that the oil pressure on the main gearbox had dropped below 45 psi. Shortly afterwards, the caution “INPUT / ACC # 1 HOT” came on. According to the emergency checklist, the crew pulled the left engine back to idle. When the oil pressure dropped further to below 35 psi, the oil cooler bypass was automatically switched on, as designed. During the further flight towards Sola, the oil temperature rose and the caution “INPUT / ACC # 2 HOT” came on. The highest recorded oil temperature before landing was 214 degrees C.

The crew declared mayday, and continued the descent to a height of 200 ft. They were preparing to land on the sea if the oil pressure were to disappear completely. The landing at Sola was undramatic and the helicopter was followed to standstill by the airport fire and rescue department.

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01-Jun-20 LN-OOU Airbus H145 Skibotn, Norway

Damage to belly of helicopter after attempted landing on top of two metal posts about a metre tall which appear to have once supported a sign.  Google Street View shows the posts in place in July 2019

Helicopter repaired and back in service by 22-Jul-20

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06-Apr-20 LN-OFQ Airbus AS350B3 Kodleberget, Norway

The air accident happened on Monday 6 April 2020 in connection with sling loads for Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian electrical power system. A container was to be moved. Because of a misunderstanding, the container was put in the wrong place. The container was to be moved further, but a strong wind gust came when the long-line was about to be tightened. With the container still on the ground, the commander lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter hit the ground with the right side and the main rotor. The commander only got minor abrasions and bruises. The helicopter wreckage is transported to the Accident Investigation Board’s hangar at Lillestrøm for documentation of the damage. The Appareo Vision 1000 recorder is secured.

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17-Feb-19 LN-ORH Robinson R44 Røldal, Norway (2F)

Impacted terrain in mountainous region.  2 fatal

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10-May-17 G-HKCN Airbus H125 Bergen, Norway

Ended up in the water next to the superyacht it is based on – MY Bacarella after the helicopter’s downdraft caused a loose tarpaulin to rise up into the rotors shortly before touchdown, and evasive action by the pilot steered the helicopter away from the boat and into the water alongside.  Three POB, one seriously injured, two with minor injuries.  One occupant, Quentin Smith, named the seriously injured colleague as David Tang in this television interview and the third occupant as Charles without giving a surname.  Hong Kong press later named the third occupant as Charles Chan, chairman of media company TVB

Accident timed at 21.24 local time

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29-Apr-16 LN-OJF Airbus EC225 Bergen, Norway (13F)

Main rotor blades and hub reportedly detached in flight, and a video online purports to show this subsystem spinning down to earth.  The remainder of the helicopter descended at high rate, impacting  rocky ground with 13 fatalities on impact and being consumed in the post-impact fire.  The helicopter was being operated for Statoil, and en route from the Gullfaks B platform to Bergen Airport

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14-Sep-15 LN-OFC Airbus AS350 Narvik, Norway

A total of five helicopters were damaged by rocks while parked due to an uncontrolled blast 100m away from the pad. Two needed roading to Helitrans main base in Værnes including LN-OFC

Can anyone help us with the registrations of the other four helicopters? If so, email us at [email protected]

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15-Aug-15 SE-JJM Airbus H120 Reisadalen, Norway

Ferry flight at approximately 2-300 ft (AGL). Turbulence experienced. Due to an observation on ground, pilot initiated a 360 degree turn with 15 degree bank to the right. Airspeed varied between 80 to 45 kt during the turn due to wind conditions. In the last part of the turn, the pilot experienced a loss of lift, pushed the cyclic forward and increased collective to 117 % torque, but helicopter continued downwards and hit the ground vertically. The helicopter was exposed to the heavy landing and the landing gear was deformed. In addition the attachment structure for the tail skid was damaged. The nose hit a stone and the right hand windshield cracked

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29-Sep-14 074 Sikorsky S61 Meloy, Norway

Hoist cable snapped and flicked up into main rotor disc. No damage in subsequent emergency landing

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24-Jun-14 LN-OSY Airbus AS350B3e Hjerkinn, Norway

Helicopter lost height and crashed within 30 seconds of take off – video of incident here. Helicopter was operating for the military and ended up on its side, heavily damaged.  5 POB all got out OK.  Helicopter was delivered new less than six weeks prior to accident.

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14-Jan-14 LN-OOI Eurocopter EC135P2+ Solihøgda, Norway (2F)

Air Ambulance helicopter struck powerlines (video) on final approach to road traffic accident landing site.  Norsk Luftambulanse has confirmed two of its employees have died in the accident.  Fatalities confirmed here as pilot Bjorn Nergård and doctor Anders Nakstad with the paramedic Sondre Bjartland seriously injured

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04-Oct-13 LN-ONW Sikorsky S92 Yme Platform, Norway

Emergency landing on unmanned offshore platform.  12 offshore workers and 2 crew were rescued by Norwegian Air Force SAR Sea King.  Weather reported as 200m visibility and emergency was called 17 km from the rig it landed on.

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27-Apr-13 LN-OVO Eurocopter AS350B3 Roldal, Norway

Five POB not seriously injured when helicopter crashed at ski resort.  One report quotes a police officer saying there is a suspicion the pilot was impaired by alcohol, but most reports say the test was “routine”. Some reports mention contact with powerlines, others rule that out

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11-Dec-12 Westland Sea King Mk.43B Lakselv, Norway

Hard landing in remote location on training flight – port side undercarriage collapsed and fuselage resting on the ground.  Crew of 6 rescued by another helicopter – local temperature was -10C.  Helicopter recovered by Mi-26 from Russia two weeks later (photo)

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12-Jan-12 LN-OJE Eurocopter EC225 Asgard B rig, Norway

The incident happened when the helicopter alarm system alerted the pilots of loss of pressure in the left hydraulic system.

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20-Sep-11 LN-OMW Sikorsky S92 Valhall field, off Norway

Engine problem en route Sola to the Maersk Reacher rig in Valhall field, North Sea, returned to base

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04-Jul-11 LN-OXC Eurocopter AS350 Dalamot, Norway (5F)

Helicopter had been rented by a construction company.  Crashed and burnt out in mountainous location at Dalamot nr Hardanger Fjord.  Deceased named as Kjetil Bu (27) from Kinsarvik,
Karianne Ringkjøb Dahl (29) from Bergen, Andrew Søvik Fossmark (24) from Vaksdal, Siv Holtan (18) from Bergen and pilot  Tore Bendigtsen Ystanes (39) from Bergen

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24-May-11 LN-ODD Eurocopter SA315B Haustreisdalen, Norway

Helicopter had been chartered by Statnett for work on high voltage power lines.  Rotor blade struck pylon and became unstable, crashing to the ground.  Passenger worked for Infratek, subcontractor to Statnett.  Pilot was named as Karl Gustav Backlund.

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13-May-11 LN-ONP Sikorsky S92 Sola, Norway

Pilot broadcast Mayday after loss of oil pressure in one engine 90 miles SW of Stavangar.  SAR helicopter scrambled and accompanied S92 back to a safe landing at Sola

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18-May-10 LN-OCU Robinson R22 Fagernes Airport, Norway

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27-Jan-10 LN-OCV Robinson R44 Oslo Fjord, Norway (4F)

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24-Nov-09 LN-… Eurocopter AS350 Brannsletta, Norway

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09-Oct-09 LN-ODU Eurocopter AS350BA Forsand, Norway

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23-Sep-09 SE-HKF Schweizer 300 South Island, Finnmark, Norway

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1-May-09 LN- Eurocopter EC135 Eid, Norway

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8-Apr-09 LN- Sikorsky S92 Tor Platform, North Sea, Norway

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21-Mar-09 71+19 Bell UH-1D Bjerkvik, Norway

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4-Feb-09 LN-OAO Eurocopter AS350B3 Rostadalen 40 NM E of Bardufoss, Norway

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