A Scots MP will seek a special debate at Westminster on North Sea helicopter safety when the parliament’s recess ends next week.
A warning was issued last night that the suspension of aircraft could lead to wider implications for the oil and gas industry.
The boss responsible for safety at CHC – the firm at the centre of the latest North Sea helicopter crash – says its Super Pumas will go back to work.
Exclusive: Workers on the platform where those involved in the North Sea helicopter crash worked were given a briefing on the safety of Super Puma helicopters – days before the fatal accident.
Concerns over safety issues surrounding helicopters are at their highest levels for nearly 25 years, a leading union official has warned.
The bodies of three of the four oil workers who died after their helicopter plunged into the North Sea on Friday night have been returned to the mainland.
The UK Oil and Gas Chaplaincy has opened a book of condolence for people wishing to pay tribute to the four offshore workers who died after Friday's helicopter accident.
A number of safety concerns have been raised regarding the Super Puma type at the centre of the latest North Sea tragedy, the Press and Journal can reveal.
The suggestion, from what I gather from eye-witness reports, is that the most likely cause of the incident appears to be a catastrophic mechanical failure cutting the connection between the engine and the rotor blades, writes aviation expert Tim Ripley.
Union leaders last night said they would back workers who refuse to fly on Super Pumas again.
With four serious Super Puma incidents since April 1, 2009, the latest resulting in four deaths, the UK offshore industry has recommended the grounding of all Eurocopter Super Puma aircraft – not just the L2 variant at the centre of Friday’s crash.
The boss of the firm which built the fateful Super Puma helicopter expressed his sympathies yesterday to the families who lost a loved-one in the tragic crash.
A North Sea safety boss has told workers not to “sit in silence” if they have fears about flying offshore.
Heartbroken relatives of the oil workers who died in the helicopter crash have spoken of their grief in the aftermath of the accident.
A helicopter of the same type as the craft which crashed into the sea on Friday had an emergency alert on the same route just days before.
Exclusive: Work may have to stop on some North Sea platforms following the latest helicopter tragedy, according to a leading UK oil boss.
Since 1986 a number of significant helicopter accidents have occurred involving North Sea workers.
Yes, another Eurocopter aircraft has suffered a major failure – the third in less than two years and, I think, the fourth Puma to have gone down since April 2009.
The head of the oil and gas industry body said last night news of another helicopter crash was troubling.
Three people have died after a helicopter ditched in the sea off Shetland - with the body of a fourth still unaccounted for.