Helicopter Carrying 19 Oil Rig Workers Forced to Ditch

A helicopter carrying 19 men to an oil rig in the North Sea was forced to ditch when mechanical issues were reported by the pilot. The investigation of the ditching is ongoing, but a failed gear-box is believed to be a factor.

A nearby tanker and helicopter offered assistance and all 19 passengers made it safely out of the helicopter. This accident mirrors a 2009 ditching also caused by failed mechanical gear components. That 2009 incident was also in the North Sea and resulted in the death of 16 individuals.

Broussard & David has successfully represented numerous victims of aviation accidents, particularly helicopter crashes. Attorney Richard Broussard is a commercially rated helicopter pilot and has been flying for over 30 years. His skill set and experience have resulted in numerous succesful judgments and settlements for those injured in aviation accidents.

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