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13.11.2019

Interim report - Viking Sky

The AIBN issues a short interim report containing factual information from the incident with the cruise ship Viking Sky. The ship had a black-out on Hustadvika, Norway 23 March 2019, which lead to 479 passengers being evacuated by helicopter. The report also indicate areas of fur...
11.09.2019

Airbus Helicopters issues an Emergency Alert Service Bulletin following preliminary findings in connection with the investigation of the accident in Alta, Norway Saturday 31 August

The first detailed examinations of components from the Airbus Helicopters AS 350 B3E helicopter, LN-OFU brought to the AIBN premises was performed Tuesday. The work is in cooperation with the French Aviation Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) with its technical advisors from Air...
01.04.2019

Observation voyage

The investigation of the accident with the tanker Sola TS and the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad, has been ongoing since 8 November 2018. Considerable amounts of information have been collected, both through conversations with those involved, inspections of HNoMS Helge Ingstad and i...
27.02.2019

Status of the investigation into the collision between the frigate KNM Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS 27 February 2019

The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) and the Defence Accident Investigation Board Norway (DAIBN) has continued its work to map the sequence of events in detail. This work has focused on internal communication and cooperation between the bridge crews on board the warship...
16.11.2018

Status for the investigation of the collision involving the frigate HNOMS Helge Ingstad and oil tanker Sola TS

On the morning of Thursday 8 November 2018, the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) was informed that the frigate HNOMS Helge Ingstad and the Maltese registered tanker Sola TS had collided just outside the Sture terminal in Øygarden municipality in Hordaland county. The AI...
08.11.2018

The AIBN investigates the collision between frigate KNM Helge Ingstad and tanker Sola TS 8 November 2018

The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) has decided to investigate the collision between frigate KNM Helge Ingstad and tanker Sola TS (assisted by tug Tenax) in Øygarden outside of Bergen, which occurred at 04:03 hrs. Thursday 8 November 2018. The AIBN will conduct the inv...
25.06.2018

The Helicopter Accident near Turøy: Invitation to press conference in connection with the publication of the final report, 5 July 2018

The press conference will be held at Clarion Hotel Flesland, Thursday 5 July at 1330 hours. Please register for the press conference no later than Wednesday 4 July. The press conference will be in Norwegian. There will be an opportunity for interviews after the press conferenc...
14.02.2018

Air accident at Svolvær airport Helle: Investigations in Svolvær

Investigators from the AIBN conducts investigations in Svolvær following the accident with Piper Aircraft, Inc. PA-28-161, LN-TOS, Sunday 11 February
01.12.2017

The Helicopter Accident near Barentsburg: Preliminary report

Five weeks have passed since the tragic helicopter accident near Barentsburg 26 October 2017, and the Accident Investigation Board has worked continuously to gather information and secure further investigations. The purpose of this preliminary report is to inform about the work t...
09.11.2017

Helicopter accident near Barentsburg: CVR and GPS analysis started in Moscow

The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and GPS units from the helicopter Mi-8AMT with registration RA-22312 are now at the IAC laboratory in Moscow. The data from all three units were downloaded last night. The CVR contains about 25 minutes of good quality sound recordings from the fl...
08.11.2017

Helicopter accident near Barentsburg: The AIBN leaves the accident site

Following the accident with the helicopter Mi-8AMT with registration RA-22312, the AIBN has recovered the helicopters body, tail, Cocpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and GPS units. Damaged parts of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) have been found. The memory unit of the FDR is not found. B...
04.11.2017

Helicopter accident near Barentsburg: The helicopter is recovered

At approxomately 0200 hours 4 November the body, rotor and separated tail of the helicopter MI-8AMT wiith registration RA-22312 was lifted up on deck of the ship Maersk Forza. The recovery operation was a success. The helicopters Cocpit voice recorder (CVR) is recovered. CVR ...
31.10.2017

Helicopter accident near Barentsburg: Update

Update 31 October 2017 regarding accident with Mi-8AMT registration RA-22312.
30.10.2017

Helicopter accident near Barentsburg: The AIBN boards recovery vessel

The AIBN has contracted the recovery vessel Maersk Forza, currently en route to Hammerfest. The vessel will be a substantial asset in the attemt to recover the helicopter. Personnel from the AIBN will board the vessel in Hammerfest some time before tomorrow morning. The voyage to...
27.10.2017

Helicopter accident near Barentsburg, Svalbard: The AIBN will arrive later today

Personnel from the Accident Investigation Board Norway will arrive at Svalbard later today to start preliminary investigations of the helicopter accident to a Russian helicopter on Thursday 26 October. The AIBN is in dialogue with the Governor of Svalbard and the Russian investig...
12.05.2017

Status on Investigation of Aviation Accident Outside Bergen Harbour, Norway 10 May 2017

The AIBN has released updated information on the investigation.
28.04.2017

One year following the helicopter accident near Turøy, Norway: New preliminary report

One year has passed since the helicopter accident near Turøy, Norway, 29 April 2016. The Accident Investigation Board Norway publishes a new preliminary report.
24.04.2017

The Helicopter Accident near Turøy: Invitation to press conference in connection with the publication of a preliminary report

The press conference will be held in the AIBN's premises in Lillestrøm Friday 28 April at 1300 hours. Please register for the press conference later than Thursday 27 April. The press conference will be in Norwegian. There will be an opportunity for interviews after the press c...
08.03.2017

The EC 225 LP helicopter accident near Turøy, Norway: Discovery of parts

At Thursday 23 February, the Norwegian Naval Diving School found a vital missing part in connection with the ongoing investigation.
07.02.2017

Methodological framework for accident investigations

The Accident Investigation Board Norway has over time developed a common framework and analysis process for systematic safety investigations within the four transport modes. The document describing the AIBN method is now available for download on our website. The framework is an ...
02.02.2017

The H225 helicopter accident near Turøy, Norway: An investigation update

The extensive and complex investigation continues with high activity.
28.06.2016

The Helicopter Accident at Turøy: New preliminary report

On 28 June 2016 a preliminary report is published to disseminate findings from the ongoing investigation. At this stage of the investigation, the AIBN finds that the accident most likely was a result of a fatigue fracture in one of the eight second stage planet gears. It appea...
01.06.2016

The Helicopter Accident: New preliminary report

The AIBN issues a new preliminary report with an urgent safety recommendation adressed to the European Aviation Safety Agency.
27.05.2016

The Helicopter Accident: Updated preliminary report

The preliminary report on the helicopter accident at Turøy near Bergen is now updated.
27.05.2016

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

A Super Puma helicopter enroute for Bergen, crashed on Store Skitholmen near Turøy in Hordaland 29 April 2016. The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) like to inform the public about the following: Any components found, that can be traced to the helicopter accident,...
13.05.2016

The Helicopter Accident: Preliminary report

The Accident Investigation Board has worked continuously the last two weeks to find the possible causes of the tragic accident on Turøy near Bergen. The purpose of this preliminary report is to inform about the work that has been carried out, and to give a short description of th...
06.05.2016

The Helicopter Accident: The search for components is resumed

All the components from the helicopter are now moved to the AIBN's facilities in Lillestrøm. The helicopter parts were transported on two trailers, and arrived on Thursday morning. Here, the AIBN will continue its efforts to sort and analyze both components and other information....
02.05.2016

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

The Accident Investigation Board Norway invites press to a press conference at Haakonsvern naval base in Bergen on 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.

The process of retrieving data from the combined FDR and CRV is completed. The data is of good quality and is sent back to Norway for analysis. The AAIB has provided their expertise quickly, and ensured that this essential information was secured and handled in the best possib...
01.05.2016

The Helicopter Accident: The work continues

The Accident Investigation Board Norway arrived at the accident site on Turøy in Hordaland Friday evening. Helicopter wreckage was retrieved from land and the sea bottom Saturday and was then transferred to Haakonsvern naval base (Bergen) by ship. The combined Flight Data and...
21.08.2015

Preliminary report on serious aviation incident at Svolvaer airport Helle, Norway 2 December 2010 involving Bombardier DHC-8-103, LN-WIU operated by Wideroes Flyveselskap AS

Preliminary report in English is now available. The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) was made aware of the incident in December 2012, two years after it had taken place. After an assessment of the available information, the AIBN concluded in June 2013 that this was ...
03.08.2015

Investigation of an accident with a charter RIB in Olden, Stryn municipality, Norway

On 22 July 2015 in Olden, Stryn municipality, Norway, an accident occured with a charter RIB causing three persons to fall overboard. Two was rescued, one person died.
19.11.2013

Preliminary report on serious aircraft incident

On 26 December 2012, Norwegian Air Shuttle serviced a regular passenger flight to Kittilä airport in Finland with a Boeing 737-800.
06.05.2011

William J. Bertheussen new Director General of AIBN

27.04.2011

Preliminary report on accident at Tynset airport, Norway 21 August 2010 to Spitfire FR Mk. XVIII, SE-BIN

28.01.2010

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05.11.2009

Improved English website

Our website has undergone a facelift, leaving the English pages new and improved.