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.