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11 bodies recovered after Norwegian helicopter crash

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By Euronews
11 bodies recovered after Norwegian helicopter crash

<p>A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday (April 29) killing at least 11 of the 13 people on board, rescue officials said.</p> <p>The rescue coordination centre said on Twitter that there were eleven passengers and two crew on board: all Norwegian except for one Briton and one Italian. </p> <p>The area of the crash lies just west of Norway’s second largest city Bergen. It sees frequent air traffic to and from offshore oil platforms. </p> <p>The Norwegian aviation authority said the model of aircraft that crashed, a Eurocopter EC225LP, was discovered to have issues in 2002 “when errors in the main gear box were identified” but that the manufacturer had since produced a modification that was approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency.</p> <p>Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Twitter the news of the crash was “horrible”.</p>