Tragic Helicopter Crash Kills Six Helicopter crash in Morecambe Bay 29.12.2006 Police have named the six victims killed and one man still missing after last night's Morecambe Bay helicopter disaster. The helicopter was on a routine flight from the Millom West platform - owned by Burlington Resources Ltd but operated by Centrica - to the North Morecambe platform before continuing on its way to the South Morecambe platform. While moving staff between oil rigs, the helicopter crashed into the sea, 24 miles off Morecambe Bay. Eyewitnesses said they saw the helicopter approach the platform and 500 yards short it veered to the left and crashed into the water. No mayday was received before the accident. There was "substantial" wreckage after the 20-year-old helicopter went down. The onboard flight data recorder, or black box, has a beacon attached, and investigators are in the process of locating it. The cause of the accident is not yet known, the Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) has launched an investigation. For more information about previous aviation, helicopter and other transport disasters handled by Irwin Mitchell please visit our Group action section. Related articles 23.05.2017Tribunal To Determine Status Of Deliveroo Riders 23.05.2017Terminally Ill Hospital Worker Appeals To Former Colleagues After Asbestos Cancer Diagnosis 23.05.2017Taylor Report Expected To Recommend Right To Request Guaranteed Hours 22.05.2017Former Commercial Manager Appeals To Former Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Diagnosis 22.05.2017Wallsend Road Bridge Asbestos Removal Welcomed 'But Questions Remain'