Helicopter with 14 people crashes in Norway

Oslo, April 29 (IANS) A helicopter carrying at least 14 people crashed on Friday in Norway, the media reported.

“We have received reports of a helicopter crash just west of Turoy. Many people reported hearing an explosion. We can confirm that there are people in the sea,” the Guardian quoted police as saying.

Norwegian police said at least 14 people were aboard the helicopter.

The area has frequent helicopter traffic servicing offshore oil platforms in the North Sea off the Norwegian coast.

The helicopter was headed towards the Brage oil field in the North Sea, which is operated by the German oil company Wintershall.

–IANS

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