FAI: No Amount Of Safety Procedures Could Have Saved Heli Crash Victims
Daily Record|October 20, 2020
FAI: No Amount Of Safety Procedures Could Have Saved Heli Crash Victims
Sheriff Principal Pyle said the crash happened because the commander failed to maintain the target approach speed of 80knots.

No precautions could have been taken to prevent a North Sea helicopter crash which claimed four lives, a fatal accident inquiry found.

Two crew members and 12 passengers on the Super Puma L2 survived when it ditched on its approach to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland in August 2013.

But Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin, Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, Durham, and George Allison, 57, from Winchester, Hampshire, died.

Survivor Samuel Bull took his own life in London in 2017, which Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle said was “directly caused” by the crash.

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October 20, 2020