Rescuers approaching a liferaft from the crashed helicopter
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Three missing after helicopter crashes near Shetland

Three people are missing after a Super Puma helicopter, carrying 18, crashed into the sea near Shetland.

The Coastguard confirmed that 15 people had been rescued from the sea and were taken to a hospital in Lerwick. An air and sea search is continuing.

The incident happened west of Sumburgh airport at about 18:20 BST.

Olivia Richwald reports.

  • 24 Aug 2013