NTSB Identification: WPR09WA138
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in North Sea, United Kingdom
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER EC225, registration:
Injuries: 18 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On February 18, 2009 at 1840 coordinated universal time (UTC), a Eurocopter EC225, G-REDU, registered to and operated by Bond Offshore Ltd, ditched in the North Sea near an oil platform located approximately 125 nautical miles east of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. The pilot and 17 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged during the water landing.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the government of the United Kingdom. This report is for information purposes only and contains information released by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)
Farnborough House
Berkshire Copse Road
Aldershot, Hampshire
GU11 2HH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1252 510300
fax: +44 (0) 1252 376999

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