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Investigation of aviation incident at Ekofisk, approx. 120 NM southwest of Stavanger Airport Sola

On Tuesday 20 October 2020, the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92A, LN-OMI, operated by Bristow Norway AS was en route from Sola to Ekofisk Kilo. After approximately one hour of flying a fire warning for one engine occured. There were no other indications of a fire. The crew shut down the engine and activated both fire extiguisher bottles, but the fire alarm continued. Emergency ditching in the ocean was considered while the flight was diverted to Ekofisk Lima. The helicopter landed on the oil rig.

Status of investigation

The investigation is ongoing.

Latest update: 21.10.2021


Location Approx. 120 NM South West of Stavanger Airport Sola, Norway
Occurrence date 20.10.2020
ICAO Location indicator ENLE
Aircraft Sikorsky øvrige
Operator Bristow Norway AS
Registration LN-OMI
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Annet/offshore
Type of occurrence Incident
Type of operation Offshore
Category of operation Heavy, helicopter (> 2 250kg)
Aircraft category Helicopter, Multi-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft


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