- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 16, 2002
Time: 19:45
Location: Off Cromer, Norfork, England
Operator: Bristow Helicopters
Flight #: -
Route: Gas platform Clipper - drilling rig Golbal Sante Fe Monach
AC Type: Sikorsky S-76A
Registration: G-BJVX
cn / ln: 760100
Aboard: 11   (passengers:9  crew:2)
Fatalities: 11   (passengers:9  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter was ferrying workers from a gas rig to a oil platform in the North Sea when it crashed into the water at high speed, 28 miles northeast of Cromer. The helicopter was at a height of 320 ft. flying in a south-easterly heading when one of the rotor blades failed. The accident was caused by a broken rotor blade, caused by fatigue, brought about by a lightning strike three years earlier.
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