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Norway helicopter crash caused by mechanical failure: board

May 4, 2016  By CBC News

The crash of a B.C.-owned helicopter that killed 13 people in Norway, Friday, was caused by a mechanical failure, said the the Norwegian accident investigation board, Tuesday.

The aircraft, an Airbus H225 Super Puma, was owned by CHC Helicopters, a company based in Richmond, B.C.

“We are as certain as we can be that a technical error caused the accident. We don’t think it was due to human misinterpretations,” said Kaare Halvorsen, the director of the board’s aviation department. | READ MORE


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