Lukoil Overseas reported that a helicopter on contract to the company and operated by the local airline carrier crashed on May 8, 2014 in coastal waters offshore Ghana about 3.4 nautical miles from Takoradi.
Four fatalities have been confirmed. Four survivors have been transported for medical attention to local hospitals and currently remain under medical observation. Lukoil Overseas said the survivors have no known serious injuries.
The eight people onboard included two crew members from the local airline carrier and six representatives of several contracting service companies.
The helicopter was on a routine crew shuttle mission transporting contractor personnel from the airport in Takoradi to the Jack Ryan offshore drilling rig chartered by Lukoil to conduct exploration activities offshore Ghana.