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Norwegian tragedy shock to helicopter companies

"The helicopter industry is very small and most of us know each other, so of course we are very affected by the accident in Norway," says Susanne Hessellund, CEO of Bel Air Aviation.

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

The Norwegian aviation authority's ban against flying the same type of helicopter which was involved in Fridays crash - killing all 13 on board - has sent shock waves through other companies who fly employees to and from oil and gas fields and wind farms.

The CEO of Bel Air Aviation, Susanne Hessellund, explains this after the tragic accident which occurred Friday midday when the Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma, a type of helicopter, crashed shortly before its due landing in Bergen.

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