Three Brits injured as helicopter plunges off superyacht

Acrane lifting the wreck of a helicopter out of the sea near the harbour of Bergen in western Norway. Marit Hommedal/Getty Images

Acrane lifting the wreck of a helicopter out of the sea near the harbour of Bergen in western Norway. Marit Hommedal/Getty Images

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Three Brits have been injured after a helicopter reportedly plunged off a superyacht in Norway.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said the trio were hurt on Wednesday, in what was believed to be a botched landing.

Images show the aircraft being hoisted out of the fjord in Bergen, on the south-west coast of the Scandinavian country.

Reports suggest that the helicopter was owned by HQ Aviation, based at Denham Aerodrome, in Middlesex, and had flown from Shetland to Norway.

According to reports, the helicopter had attempted to land on the luxury Bacarella yacht, but lost control when a tarpaulin became entangled in the rotors.

An FCO spokesman said: “We can confirm that three British people were injured in an incident in Bergen, Norway on May 10.

“We are offering assistance to them and remain in close contact with Norwegian authorities.”

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