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Bristow Helicopter from Erha FPSO to Lagos makes Controlled Landing [UPDATED]

A Bristow Helicopter from Erha FPSO to Lagos yesterday made a Controlled Landing in the sea. The aircraft A 5N BJQ, had nine passengers and two crew members on board. They were all rescued alive by men of the Nigerian Navy. has authoritatively confirmed with one of the passengers from Port Harcourt City that all passengers and crew are well and receiving proper medical attention.

The pilot had discovered that the helicopter was having challenges in the air and immediately took the decision for a Controlled Landing to save all passengers and crew on board.

South West spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed that rescue operation were on ground immediately they received the distress call.


Bristow Helicopter Flight A 5N BJQ was carrying nine passengers from Erha FPSO a Floating Oil Terminal off the Lagos coast of Nigeria. The passengers were oil servicemen from NNPC, DPR and other oil companies who were returning to Lagos before their flight to Port Harcourt.

The pilot opted for a Controlled Landing which all the passengers have been trained to survive when he noticed the helicopter was having difficulties. will continue to keep you updated as the story unfolds further.


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