Norway helicopter crash: 13 killed near Bergen

Thirteen people are presumed dead after a helicopter crashed west of the Norwegian city of Bergen, rescuers say.

Eleven of those on board were Norwegian, one was British and one Italian. No survivors have been found.

A major rescue operation was launched but ended within hours of the crash.

Meanwhile Norway's civil aviation authority has imposed a flight ban on the type of helicopter that crashed - the Eurocopter (EC) 225L Super Puma. Reports say it was "totally destroyed".

The aircraft was flying from the Gullfaks oil field to Bergen, a centre for the North Sea oil and gas industry. Read more...


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