Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

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Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#1 Post by CharlieOneSix » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:20 pm

All six on board are safe. Seems it happened during a training mission around 1840Z today.

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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#2 Post by CharlieOneSix » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:52 pm

Flight NOSAR6. Looks as though it was SAR training.
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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#3 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:19 pm

From Energy Voice 29/2/24:
Earlier today it was confirmed that a 60-year-old woman died after the search and rescue helicopter ditched off the coast of Norway overnight.

The Bristow-operated search and rescue (SAR) helicopter was taking part in a training exercise involving Norwegian state-owned oil firm Equinor and a cargo ship.

Norwegian media is reporting the woman killed in the crash worked as a nurse for Equinor.

The five other men on board all reportedly worked for Bristow and were transported to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen with various levels of injury.

The hospital said on social media this morning that one man is in a critical condition, one man sustained a serious injury and three others sustained minor injures.
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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#4 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:31 am

From VGLive, a Norwegian online article:
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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#5 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sat Mar 02, 2024 4:20 pm

I wonder why the FLIR has been blurred in the first photo...?
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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#6 Post by FD2 » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:39 pm

Odd isn't it? I guess the Norwegian Coastguard took the photos and released them to the news outlets.

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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#7 Post by G~Man » Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:52 pm

CharlieOneSix wrote:
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I wonder why the FLIR has been blurred in the first photo...?
Probably due to ITAR....as it is US technology.
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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#8 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:18 pm

Had to look that up - International Trade in Arms Regulations. How odd, even Sikorsky's own brochure on the S92 SAR version shows a clear view of the FLIR with a statement on the photo that "This Page Does Not Contain Export Controlled Technical Data". https://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/ ... ochure.pdf . Someone in Norway being overcautious perhaps.
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Re: Bristow S92 down 9 nm west of Bergen 28/2/24

#9 Post by G~Man » Mon Mar 04, 2024 1:32 am

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:18 pm
Had to look that up - International Trade in Arms Regulations. Someone in Norway being overcautious perhaps.
Probably....I know when I was on Sea Launch, I had to attend a briefing and could not even share Microsoft word etc.....the get really picky.

One of my former students from the 90's was one of the pilots on this accident..... no doubt we will find out eventually what happened.
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