Helicopter Black Box Discovered from Morecambe Bay Helicopter Accident

Latest on Morecambe Bay helicopter accident

08.01.2007

 

The flight data recorder from the helicopter that crashed into the sea killing seven people has been recovered by accident investigators.

It is hoped that the flight data recorder may contain important information about the cause of the Morecambe Bay accident on December 27.

A spokesman for the Department for Transport said. Recovery of the recorder together with any associated wreckage will begin as soon as weather conditions allow,"

The Eurocopter AS365N pitched into the sea as it collected workers from Centrica gas rigs.

The helicopter's owner, Aberdeen-based CHC Helicopter Corporation and Police and, have refused to comment on speculation that mechanical failure was to blame.

Gas workers who witnessed the accident said the helicopter did not appear to clip a rig and it's understood no mayday call was received.

 

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