North Sea helicopter landed on wrong platform by mistake
The S92 landed on Golden Eagle rig after it was misidentified as the Buzzard in August 2014.
An offshore helicopter landed on the wrong North Sea platform because its pilots were flying by sight alone.
The S92 landed on a Golden Eagle rig after mistaking it for the helideck of Amec's Buzzard installation, which was actually eight miles away.
Both pilots were suspended while helicopter operator Babcock - formerly Bond - carried out an investigation into the incident in August 2014.
It found the pilots had been flying by sight and had not used the aircraft's navigation systems. Their flight to the Buzzard from Golden Eagle and back to Aberdeen was uneventful.
A newly-released report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch described the commander of the aircraft as "experienced" but said he was "relatively new to the helicopter type".
Babcock made a series of recommendations to pilots in the wake of the incident to prevent it from happening again.