U.K. air accident investigators have officially linked the inquiries into two controlled ditchings involving Eurocopter EC225 helicopters in the North Sea. Overwater flights by the EC225, one of the most widely used oil and gas support helicopters, have been suspended by U.K. and Norwegian authorities in conjunction with the operators. Investigators and Eurocopter engineers say that while their work is proceeding at pace, the manufacturer has told operators the rotorcraft may not be ...


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