A preliminary hearing for a fatal accident inquiry into a helicopter crash off Shetland in 2013 begins in Aberdeen today.
Four people were killed when a Super Puma went down on its approach to Sumburgh airport on August 23, 2013.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service confirmed in December that the initial hearing would take place on January 29 at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin, Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, and George Allison, 57, from Winchester, all died in the incident.
The Super Puma was carrying 16 passengers and two crew members.
A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in 2016 concluded pilot error was responsible for the crash after failing to notice the aircraft’s descending airspeed.
The Crown Office ordered an FAI into the incident in June.
An FAI is held following a death in the workplace or in cases which give rise to reasonable suspicion and only takes place when criminal prosecution is not being pursued.
The 2013 crash is one of a number of fatal incidents in the North Sea involving Super Puma helicopters, which have not returned to operation in the sector since another crash in Norway three years ago, killing 13 people.
The venue and dates for further hearings and the full inquiry will be set later.