All crash victims are now identified

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UPDATED: Police in Norway could release the identities on Monday morning of eight of the 13 people killed in Friday’s crash of a helicopter carrying offshore oil workers from Statoil’s Gullfaks B field in the North Sea to Bergen. The remaining five were released later in the day. They include:

Arild Fossedal, born March 1973, from Bergen in Hordaland County. Fossedal worked for Aker Solutions.

Ole Magnar Kvamme, born September 1955, from Bergen in Hordaland. Kvamme worked for Statoil.

Otto Mikal Vasstveit, born September 1961, from Strand in Rogaland County. Vasstveit worked for Halliburton.

Behnam Ahmadi, born December 1961, from Sandnes in Rogaland County. Worked for Halliburton.

Kjetil Wathne, born November 1964, from Bergen in Hordaland County. Wathne worked for Karsten Moholt.

Odd Geir Turøy, born Octomber 1961, from Øygarden in Hordaland, which is also where the crash occurred. Turøy worked for Aker Solutions.

Iain Andrew William Stuart, born July 1974, from Aberdenshire in Scotland. Stuart worked for Halliburton.

Michele Vimercati, age 44, Italian citizen living in Bergen in Hordaland County. Vimercati worked for CHC Helicopter Service and was one of two pilots on board.

Espen Samuelsen, born April 1981, from Os in Hordaland. Samuelsen was employed by Welltec Norway.

Silje Ye Rim Veivåt Krogsæther, born June 1983, from Bømlo in Hordaland. Krogsæther was employed by Schlumberger.

Lyder Martin Telle, born December 1958, from Sund in Hordaland. Telle was employed by Aker Solutions.

Olav Bastiansen, born April 1959, from Bergen in Hordaland. Employed by CHC, Bastiansen was one of two pilots of the doomed Airbus helicopter.

Tommas Helland, born October 1965, from Strand in Rogaland. Helland was employed by Halliburton.

Police described the identification process as demanding, as crews worked through the weekend and obtained DNA from family members, who also were taken to visit the crash site on Saturday if they so desired.

newsinenglish.no staff

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