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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Helicopter accident near Barentsburg: Update
Update 31 October 2017 regarding accident with Mi-8AMT registration RA-22312.
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...
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...
Status on Investigation of Aviation Accident Outside Bergen Harbour, Norway 10 May 2017
The AIBN has released updated information on the investigation.
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
The H225 helicopter accident near Turøy, Norway: An investigation update
The extensive and complex investigation continues with high activity.
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...
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.
The Helicopter Accident: Updated preliminary report
The preliminary report on the helicopter accident at Turøy near Bergen is now updated.
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,...
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...
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....
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
William J. Bertheussen new Director General of AIBN
Preliminary report on accident at Tynset airport, Norway 21 August 2010 to Spitfire FR Mk. XVIII, SE-BIN
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