3 Killed, 1 Missing after Oil Rig Helicopter Crashed in Ghana

Saturday, May 10, 2014
By George Hatcher

helicopter crashA service helicopter carrying 8 workers to the Jack Ryag oil rig near the giant Jubilee field, off the coast of Ghana, crashed into deep waters on May 8.

The accident occurred after the helicopter, belonging to Ghanian subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil, took off from Takoradi’s western port, with 5 Ghanians, 1 French, 1 British and 1 Nigerian on board.

Three people were killed in the incident. According to Kwame Mamphey, the director general of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), 4 people were rescued after the helicopter crash while another one is missing and presumed dead.

The survivors were taken to hospitals where one of them is believed to be in serious condition.

The cause of accident is being investigated.

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