Aviation experts investigating the Norway helicopter crash which killed 13 people have found signs of metal fatigue in the gearbox of the downed aircraft.
The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) is calling on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to take “immediate action” to ensure other Super Puma H225 helicopters are safe. The board warns “the current means to detect a failure in advance are not effective”.
Eleven passengers, including oil worker Iain Stuart from Laurencekirk and two crew members, were killed after the aircraft crashed near the city of Bergen on April 29.
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