15 Mar 2009

Canadian helicopter wreckage found

10:25 am on 15 March 2009

Searchers have found the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed into the Atlantic off Canada's eastern coast last week, killing 17 of the 18 people on board.

The Sikorsky S-92 craft was found at a depth of more than 120 metres in the icy waters off Newfoundland.

It had been ferrying workers from Saint John's to the Hibernia offshore oil platform -- the world's largest oil rig -- when it crashed after radioing for help due to mechanical problems.

The only survivor of the crash remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Only one body has been recovered.