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Helicopter crash off Angola kills 4, Chevron says

helicopter crash, Angola, Chevron

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chevron says four people were killed when a helicopter crashed on the way to an oil facility off the coast of Angola. A statement by the oil company says the helicopter left Cabinda province on Monday afternoon with five passengers and a pilot. Four of the five passengers were contractors, and the fifth was an employee of ...

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Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian investigators say last week’s helicopter accident in western Norway that killed 13 people was caused by technical failure and not human error. The Accident Investigation Board said Tuesday that their probe and visual evidence, including video of the helicopter’s rotor propelling into the sea moments before it crashed, indicated sudden mechanical failure. It did not elaborate, ...

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Norway oil rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued

Norway oil rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said. The Airbus EC-225 helicopter shattered into pieces as it slammed just after noon into the rocky shoreline of Turoey, a tiny island outside Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city. ...

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11 dead, 2 missing after oil rig helicopter crash off Norway

11 dead, 2 missing after oil rig helicopter crash off Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An oil rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official said. Jon Sjursoe, a spokesman for Norway’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center, said the Eurocopter EC-225 helicopter was carrying 11 Norwegians, one Briton and one Italian from the Gullfaks B oil ...

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