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Bristow Resources Mobilized at Lagos

February 03, 2016

  • All persons onboard are safe and accounted for
  • Mobilizing full resources of incident response team
  • Committed to providing assistance to family members
  • Fully cooperating with Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and The Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau
  • Publishes family and friends hotline

NIGERIA, (February 3, 2016) – Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited, confirmed today that one of its helicopters, a Sikorsky S-76C++ with tail number 5N-BQJ, was involved in a controlled water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time as it was returning on a routine crew transfer flight from an offshore platform. All nine passengers and a crew of two onboard the aircraft are safe and accounted for, and are being transferred to a nearby onshore installation.

At this time, the full resources of Bristow Group’s incident response team have been mobilized. The company is fully cooperating with authorities responding to the incident.

“We are incredibly thankful that everyone on board the helicopter is safe and has been accounted for,” said Bristow’s Regional Director Africa Duncan Moore. “Our highest priority is to take care of our crew and clients and their family members and provide them with any assistance needed.”

Family members and friends of those on board located in Nigeria may telephone 01-271-6748 for information. Friends and 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