Eurocopter Super Puma crashes in the North Sea off Scotland

A Super Puma helicopter with 18 people on board crashed in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland Wednesday. The helicopter ditched about 120 miles east of Aberdeen while approaching an offshore platform in the ETAP field.

Four helicopters, including three in-field aircraft and a Sea King from RAF Lossiemouth, took part in the rescue. The Royal Air Force (RAF) at Kinloss also scrambled a Nimrod. The RAF received its first report of the crash at 18:43 GMT.

BBC quoting the Aberdeen coast guard says all 18 people on-board the helicopter have survived and have been rescued from two life-rafts, say coastguard.

The Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma is a workhorse, ferrying workers to and from oil platforms in the North Sea.

Image: Eurocopter

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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