The helicopter was on route to Bergen from the Statoil-operated Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea. Local authorities immediately initiated a search and rescue process and it seems likely that there were no survivors. The cause of the crash has not been determined. There were 13 people on board.
“This is a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the families and friends of the deceased,” said Luis Araujo, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions. “Our priority now is to take care of our employees and the families of those who have been affected.”
The employees worked for Aker Solutions’ maintenance, modifications and operations unit in Norway.
Aker Solutions mobilized its emergency response teams in Norway on first news of the incident.
Next of kin telephone number: 800 500 20