Four dead in oil industry helicopter crash off Scottish coast
LONDON (AFP) - Four people were confirmed dead after a helicopter transporting employees from an oil rig crashed off the Scottish coast, the police said on Saturday, in the latest in a series of air incidents in the North Sea oilfields.
French oil giant Total said the dead were all from contractor organisations. The helicopter was operated by Canadian-based aviation company CHC.
The Super Puma L2 helicopter was travelling from the Borgsten Dolphin platform to Sumburgh airport on Shetland island when it came down 3km west of its destination on Friday.
Fourteen people, including two crew members, were rescued from the sea and taken to hospital.