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A Ghanaian oil worker is still reported missing six months after a helicopter carrying eight people to an offshore rig crashed off the coast of western Ghana.

The transportation helicopter was operated by a local airline carrier and chartered to Russia’s Lukoil.

A search and rescue operation conducted by the Ghana Navy and Air Force failed recover the missing worker.

The helicopter was on a routine crew shuttle mission transporting contractor personnel from the airport in Takoradi to Transocean’s Jack Ryan drillship offshore Ghana.

There were eight people on board the helicopter including two crew members and six representatives of several contracting service companies.

Four people survived the crash and one of them is currently in critical condition but three died, the report said.

Five of theose on board were Ghanaians, three were British, one was French and another was Nigerian.

The helicopter crashed in Takoradi in western Ghana on May 5, 2014.

A report compiled by Ghana’s Transportation Ministry committee found that a fire broke out on the helicopter before it crashed into ocean.


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