Louise Ellman MP
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MPs call for oil companies to face helicopter safety inquiry

MPs have called for a public inquiry into whether commercial pressure from oil and gas companies affects offshore helicopter safety.

The Transport Select Committee also wants a full examination into the role of the Civil Aviation Authority.

The recommendations are contained in a report which follows the 2013 crash of a Super Puma helicopter near Sumburgh Airport in Shetland.

Chair of the Transport Select Committee, Louise Ellman MP, said serious issues needed to be addressed.

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