One person died in helicopter crash in western Norway sea

After a helicopter crashed off the coast of western Norway on Wednesday evening, all six people on board were rescued from the sea, the Norwegian government-owned radio and television broadcasting NRK said on Wednesday.

However, one person has died in the helicopter crash on Wednesday night, one person is slightly injured and four people have varying degrees of injury, NRK reported on Wednesday night citing information from the police.

Haukeland University Hospital notified the police about the status of the six people who were picked up from the water after the dramatic accident west of Sotra in Vestland.

The accident is now being investigated by police. The helicopter belongs to the company Bristow, which is one of the largest companies flying crew to and from oil platforms in the North Sea, as NRK reports.

The helicopter was on an exercise for Equinor when the accident occurred.

Equinor is working closely with helicopter operator Bristow Norway and relevant authorities in the handling and follow-up of the incident.

Until further notice, the company has stopped its flights on the Norwegian continental shelf out of consideration for those affected and to get an overview of the situation.

“This is a deeply tragic incident. Today is a difficult day for many. Our thoughts are with the families, loved ones and others affected,” says Anders Opedal, President and CEO of Equinor.

Now the next step for the authorities is to find the wreckage where the “black box” will tell what was said during the flight.