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Legal action due over North Sea helicopter deaths

The Super Puma before it crashed [Pic: Gareth Falls]
Image caption The Super Puma with 14 passengers and two crew crashed in 2009

Legal action by the partners of two pilots killed in a North Sea helicopter crash is due to be heard next week.

The pilots - Paul Burnham, 31, of Methlick, Aberdeenshire, and Richard Menzies, 24, of Droitwich Spa - and all 14 passengers died in April 2009 when the Super Puma came down.

Their partners, Joanne McKenzie and Katherine Botham, have lodged multi-million pound personal injury claims against Bond Offshore Helicopters.

A hearing will take place on Thursday.

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