The pilots of a helicopter that crashed into the sea off Shetland would have failed training tests had they replicated their actions on the day of the tragedy, an inquiry has heard.
‘Lack of common understanding’ between pilots of doomed Shetland offshore helicopter, fatal accident inquiry told
There was a “lack of common understanding” between the pilots of a helicopter regarding its approach to Shetland in fog just prior to it plummeting into the sea, a fatal accident inquiry was told.
Pilots were “distracted” by incorrectly positioned cranes leading to a helicopter landing on the wrong oil platform in the North Sea, according to investigators.
A helicopter carrying a boat crashed into a loch, killing the pilot, after the lifting rope hit the aircraft’s tail rotor, a report has found.
The RMT trade union has vowed to step up pressure for a public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety after a report showed engineer fatigue contributed to the collapse of an aircraft’s landing gear.
The AAIB report said the European Union Aviation Safety Agency classified the event as “not unsafe”.
Faulty wiring has been blamed after a plane was forced to carry out an emergency landing at Aberdeen International Airport.
The wife of an offshore worker has spoken of the moment she had a “gut feeling” her husband had been involved in a North Sea helicopter crash.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch today said pilot error was responsible for a fatal offshore helicopter crash, which left four people dead.
A pilot union's legal challenge to stop a black box recorder from a helicopter crash in the North Sea being given to Scotland's top law officer has been dropped.