Helicopter Safety Steering Group publishes Q&A Fact Sheet on latest ditching incident
The Helicopter Safety Steering Group has published a Fact Sheet, explaining the reasons for the re-introduction of some Super Puma flights as of Friday 26 October 2012 and why the EC225 remains suspended.
Initial findings from the ongoing investigation into the ditching of G-CHCN on 22 October have revealed similarities with the G-REDW ditching on 10 May. The three main UK offshore helicopter operators, CHC, Bond and Bristow, took an aligned decision to impose a precautionary, temporary self-imposed suspension on all Super Puma aircraft.
Based on new information in the investigation, the helicopter operators have together decided to return specific Super Puma aircraft to flight. The aircraft being returned to service include certain AS332L, L1 and L2 variants.