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Aberdeen-based aviation writer Jim Ferguson dies

Jim Ferguson
Image caption Jim Ferguson was often interviewed by the BBC and other media outlets

The Aberdeen-based aviation writer Jim Ferguson has died after suffering a stroke.

Mr Ferguson, who was 74, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary earlier in the week and passed away on Thursday morning.

He started writing and broadcasting in the mid 1960s, and was a regular contributor the BBC, other broadcast outlets, and to flight journals.

Mr Ferguson was often among the first to be quoted on major air disasters.

He was also involved with the RNLI.

He leaves a wife, Linda.

Moray MP Angus Robertson, the SNP defence spokesman, said on Twitter that he was sorry about Mr Ferguson's death.

He said he was a "real help" to those dealing with defence, search and rescue, and aerospace issues.

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