Bristow operates helicopter flights for the Mobil Oil offshore operations, and 5N-AJY was No 1 aircraft on the afternoon flight schedule of the client.
The third tasking of the afternoon commenced with refueling at IDOHO platform at about 1550 hrs. The routing for this tasking was IDOHO – ADUA – EKPE ww – ASABO – BOP – IDOHO – EKET on the mainland all others are off-shore oil rig platforms. The first half of this routing was flown by the captain while the co-pilot was to assume the second half at ASABO, which he did. Incidentally, this was the first time the crew had been paired up for duty and the captain maintained that working together had been a pleasure.