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Eurocopter Super Puma's Grounded Globally After Accident

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  • Eurocopter Super Puma's Grounded Globally After Accident

    Helicopter Crashes Into Sea Off Shetland

    Four Dead In Helicopter Crash Are Named

    The helicopter suffered a "catastrophic loss of power" and ended up upside down in the North Sea, triggering a massive rescue.
    Police have named the four people who died after a helicopter carrying oil workers ditched into the sea on its way to Shetland.The victims are: Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland; Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin; Gary McCrossan , 59, from Inverness; and George Allison, 57, from Winchester.
    The Super Puma L2 went down at approximately 6.27pm on Friday, around two miles west of Sumburgh airport as it was returning to Shetland from the Borgsten Dolphin platform.

    Helicopter operator CHC, which operates in 30 countries, said on its website that it was temporarily suspending all Super Puma L2 flights worldwide as a precaution.

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    Last edited by speedbird1960; 2013-08-24, 11:14.
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