Fresh pictures emerge showing aftermath of North Sea helicopter emergency landing

The CHC-operated S-92 aircraft on the West Franklin platform. The picture shows the nose of the aircraft sitting out over the yellow landing circle.
The CHC-operated S-92 aircraft on the West Franklin platform. The picture shows the nose of the aircraft sitting out over the yellow landing circle.

Fresh pictures have emerged showing the damage done to a North Sea platform’s helideck by an aircraft.

Energy Voice reported last week that a CHC-operated S-92 helicopter spun on the deck of Total’s West Franklin installation after experiencing technical difficulties mid-air.

An unidentified offshore worker claimed the copter took “gouges out” of the helideck, damaged its wheels and spun on the deck during an emergency landing.

Pictures posted on social media show the parked aircraft, as well as the damaged landing pad.

There were nine passengers and two crew on board when the incident happened.

A spokeswoman for Total said at the time that all passengers had been transferred safely onto the platform.

CHC said it had launched an investigation into the incident.

The CHC-operated S-92 aircraft on the West Franklin platform. The picture shows the aircraft tethered to the helideck.
The CHC-operated S-92 aircraft on the West Franklin platform. The picture shows the aircraft tethered to the helideck.
A picture appearing to show a gouge taken out of the helideck during the aircraft's landing.
A picture showing a gouge taken out of the helideck during the aircraft’s landing.
The CHC-operated S-92 aircraft on the West Franklin platform.
The CHC-operated S-92 aircraft on the West Franklin platform.
A picture showing a dent in the West Franklin platform's helideck
A picture showing a dent in the West Franklin platform’s helideck.
A picture showing the proximity of the helicopter's nose to the edge of the deck.
A picture showing the proximity of the helicopter’s nose to the edge of the deck.

 

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