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Shetland Super Puma crash: MP urges meeting over helicopters

Helicopter wreckage being salvaged
Image caption Three men and a woman died in last month's Super Puma crash off Shetland

An MP has urged Scottish Secretary Michael Moore to meet with accident investigators in an attempt to restore confidence in offshore helicopters.

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Lib Dem Sir Robert Smith made the call at Scottish Questions.

It follows the Super Puma crash off Shetland last month, in which four people died.

Sir Robert said offshore workers needed reassurance.

The transport select committee had said on Tuesday it is to examine the crash, along with other North Sea helicopter incidents, as part of a wide-ranging investigation.

An investigation into the CHC-operated Super Puma AS332 L2 crash is ongoing.

Sarah Darnley, 45, of Elgin, Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, and George Allison, 57, from Winchester, lost their lives in the incident.

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