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Bristow Confirms Arrival of Passengers and Crew Onshore

February 03, 2016

NIGERIA, (February 3, 2016) -- Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited has confirmed that all nine passengers and two crew onboard the aircraft (tail number 5N-BQJ) that was involved in a controlled water landing today near Lagos, have arrived at an onshore installation, with only minor injuries being reported at this time.

Bristow is fully cooperating with local authorities in its investigation to determine the cause, and to begin recovery of the aircraft, which is located approximately 75 nautical miles offshore.

Bristow has established a dedicated telephone hotline for family members of those on board the flight. Family members in Nigeria may call 01-271-6748. Family in the U.S. and Canada may dial toll free +1 (855) 979-7533 or direct toll at +1 (567) 302-7004.

Bristow will continue to release additional information at as soon as it is confirmed.

About Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited
Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited provides aviation services to the offshore energy industry, serving major integrated offshore energy companies in Africa’s oil and gas industry. With headquarters located in Lagos, Nigeria, Bristow Group’s Africa region comprises operations in Nigeria and affiliate Petroleum Air Services (PAS) in Egypt.

Media inquiries contact:
Tunji Olugbodi
Verdant Zeal
Phone: 234-802-290-6999

Julie King
External Communications
Bristow Group
Phone: 832-551-9814