April 29, 2016 / 5:38 PM / in 2 years

UK CAA suspends flights of Super Puma model that crashed in Norway

OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - The British civil aviation authority said it was suspending flights of Airbus (AIR.PA) Super Puma helicopters of the same type that crashed off the west coast of Norway on Friday.

Rescuers work at a site where a helicopter has crashed, west of the Norwegian city of Bergen April 29, 2016. NTB Scanpix/Bergens Tidende/via REUTERS

“Following the accident, the UK CAA has issued an instruction to stop any commercial passenger flights by UK operators flying the Airbus EC225LP helicopter,” a spokesman for the regulator said in an email.

Reporting by Karolin Schaps; Writing by Gwladys Fouche; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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