The management of Lukoil has said it has temporary suspended its flight operations to the Jubilee Oilfield.

This is due to its recent chopper crash.

One of the four persons who survived the plane crash at West Cape Three Points on Thursday, is in critical condition and has been flown to Accra for medical attention.

The other missing person among the eight people involved in the crash, is a Ghanaian, and the Rescue Team is still searching for him.

The accident, which occurred four-and-half nautical miles (six kilometres) offshore, claimed three lives and four persons survived.

Air Commodore Kwame Mamphey, Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), told the media in Takoradi on Friday that three of the survivors are receiving treatment at an undisclosed health facility in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

He said the aircraft, TUHAA, is an Ivorian registered aircraft contracted by Lukoil Company, to transport workers to the oil rig on the Jubilee Field, West Cape Three Point in the Western Region.

He said the eight persons on board were five Ghanaians, and one each of British, Nigerian and French nationals.

He said investigations would be carried out under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport, while the GCAA provided support.

He commended the security agencies, fishermen, Tullow Ghana Limited, and other related agencies, for their support in the rescue operation.

Mr. Albert Taylor, Director of Air-traffic Services of GCAA, ruled out bad weather as a factor in the accident, saying ?the weather was within the operational capabilities at the time the aircraft took off?.

He, however, said conclusion of investigations would prove the actual cause of the accident.




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