Norway calls off helicopter rescue, says 13 dead

Norway calls off helicopter rescue, says 13 dead

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Norwegian rescue officials say the search operation after the helicopter crash near Bergen is over and all 13 people who were on board are presumed dead.Boerge Galta of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center says “we do not believe anyone can be found alive.” The operation was called off Friday at 5 p.m. after 11 bodies were found.
The cause of the crash Friday was not immediately known.
At the same time, the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority says it is immediately was banning helicopters of the same type as the one that crashed – Airbus Helicopters EC225LP – from flying in the Scandinavian country or near Norwegian offshore facilities.

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