Friday, 29 April 2016

A sad day today.




















Around lunch time today, a helicopter from one of the oil platforms, on it's way back to the mainland suddenly exploded, and 13 people were missing.
One British, one Italian, the 11 others were all Norwegians. It happened just outside Bergen.
People living nearby heard and witnessed what was going on. Rescue teams arrived quickly, they have found 11 bodies so far.

It is many years since there has been an accident like this involving a helicopter here in Norway.
Most of us who live in Norway know someone working offshore.....

I passed the company building tonight, and they were flying the Norwegian flag at half mast after this tragic incident.

9 comments:

William Kendall said...

I saw Inna's post about it just a few minutes ago. So tragic.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very sad news indeed.

Dina said...

I'm very sorry about Norway's tragic loss. I heard the news on the radio here and thought of you.

Revrunner said...

Oh gosh! I read about that earlier this afternoon.

Jack said...

I am so sorry about this unfortunate incident.

Karl Demetz said...

Sad news, Gunn...!

Luis Gomez said...

Really sad.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Dreadful news Gunn, life can be so harsh sometimes.

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh, that is so sad. Condolences to all involved.