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Norwegian Media Says All Aboard Crashed Helicopter Presumed Dead 


Norwegian media reports that all 13 people aboard a helicopter which crashed on the country's western coast April 29 are presumed dead.

Newspapers quoted a local police official coordinating operations, Terje Magnussen, as making the statement while rescue operations were wrapping up at the crash site.

The helicopter, with a crew of two pilots, was transporting 11 workers from a North Sea offshore oil rig when it crashed near the shoreline off the coast of Bergen, Norway's second largest city.

It was returning from the Gullfaks B platform in one of Norway's biggest offshore oil fields.

The oil platform is operated by Norway's state-owned Statoil.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP.
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