Thursday, 28 December 2006

Helicopter accident

A helicopter, operated on behalf of gas company Centrica, has crashed into the Irish Sea west of Morecambe, Lancashire this evening. The seven people on board are feared dead; six bodies have been recovered from the water, the search continues for a seventh.
The helicopter was flying personnel to and from to gas platforms in the Morecambe Bay, a routine mission. Conditions were said to be cold but clear this evening.

Liverpool Coastguard is coordinating the rescue mission, with helicopters from RAF bases in the area participating in the search.

1 comment:

  1. How sad.  I wonder what caused it?