Investigation of helicopter accident at Turøy near Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway


29 April 2016 the Main Rotor Head (MRH) and mast suddenly detached from an Airbus Helicopters EC 225 LP enroute from Gullfaks B to Bergen Airport Flesland. The helicopter impacted on a small island east of Turøy. All 13 people on board perished.

A draft of the final report on the tragic accident near Turøy has been for consultation with the parties involved in the investigation. The consultation period is over and the AIBN is working on the comments. It is solely the AIBN’s decision whether or not a comment shall be accepted and incorporated into the final report. This is a laborious and time-consuming process, which will also involve clarifications and consultation with external contributors.

At the time being, we are unable to present a firm date for publication of the report. The work will continue without letup until the final report is ready for publication.


Latest update: 24.04.2018

Previously published information

01.06.2016: The Helicopter Accident: New preliminary report

27.05.2016: The Helicopter Accident: Information to the public about components found in the area

27.05.2016: The Helicopter Accident: Updated preliminary report

13.05.2016: The Helicopter Accident: Preliminary report

06.05.2016: The Helicopter Accident: The search for components is resumed

02.05.2016: The Helicopter Accident: Invitation to Press Conference at Haakonsvern naval base in Bergen Tuesday 3 May at 1400 hours

02.05.2016: The Helicopter Accident: Data from the combined FDR and CVR retrieved. Data is of good quality.

01.05.2016: The Helicopter Accident: The work continues


Preliminary reports and photos for download

Turøy, Hordaland county, Norway
Occurrence date
ICAO Location indicator
Øvrige helikoptre
Meteorological conditions
Type of occurrence
Type of operation
Category of operation
Heavy, helicopter (> 2 250kg)
Aircraft category
Helicopter, Multi-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
ENSV (Stavanger ATCC)
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