Investigation of serious aviation incident at Maersk Invincible, Valhall oilfield

Description

On 24 February 2020, a Sikorsky S-92A helicopter with nine passengers on board lost significant altitude shortly after departure from the jack-up oil installation Maersk Invincible. There was bad weather with night conditions, heavy rain, wind and reduced visibility when the aviation incident occurred. At low altitude, the pilots regained control and established a controlled and stable flight before heading towards the destination Stavanger Airport Sola.

Latest update: 25.03.2020

Location
Maersk Invincible (XMKI), Valhall oilfield, Norway
Occurrence date
24.02.2020
ICAO Location indicator
XMKI
Aircraft
Sikorsky øvrige
Operator
Bristow Norway AS
Registration
LN-ONT
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Annet/offshore
Type of occurrence
Serious incident
Type of operation
Offshore
Category of operation
Heavy, helicopter (> 2 250kg)
Aircraft category
Helicopter, Multi-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
Skriv ut
Reports same aircraft model
Reports same category of operation