Statoil's report on helicopter crash expected by September

The oil major is now ready to launch its internal investigation of the helicopter tragedy on April 29th that cost the lives of 13 people. The investigation is expected done by September and will look at factors such as the company's procedures and interaction with authorites.

En helikopter af typen Super Puma, magen til den, som forulykkede ud for Bergen, efterses her ved en tidligere lejlighed. | Photo: POLFOTO/AP/Jacques Brinon

Statoil is now ready with a detailed mandate for an internal investigation of the tragedy that killed 13 people on April 29th this year when the helicopter, of the type Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma, crashed outside town Turøy while en route from the Gulfaks B platform to Bergen.

"The Accident Investigation Board Norway will work on finding the answer to how this accident could happen. To us it is crucial that everyone going offshore to work is confident that we do our utmost to ensure their safety. We are therefore conducting an in-house investigation to identify measures for improving Statoil’s helicopter safety effort,” says Statoil CEO Eldar Sætre in a press release.

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