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Piper Alpha Oil Rig, Explosion

Explosion Piper Alpha Oil Rig 06 Jul 1988 21:58 BST (-1:00) Rating: A

North Sea, Approx Long & Lat, United Kingdom 58N28, 0E12

Notes: Time of First explosion. 167 men were killed. 21:58. An even worse blast occurred 22:22

Source: A review of book written about it in the Daily Express 6-7-1989. Also extensive article in Reader’s Digest June 1989 [original AA database]. https://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/piper-alpha-public-inquiry-volume1.pdf p.43 states Mayday was put out at 22:04 [Chris Mitchell]

AA Ref: 140