Friday, 23 August 2013

Super Puma Eurocopter ditches in sea off Sumburgh

A Super Puma helicopter has ditched into the sea 2 miles west of Sumburgh Airport on the southern tip of Shetland. 

The latest news is that 14 persons have been recovered from the sea with sadly 3 confirmed bodies recovered, 1 person remains missing.

The Lerwick lifeboat managed to tow the remains of the helicopter off the cliffs were it had broken up to a significant degree. The chopper is now held in position in the lee of Horse Island, just off Sumburgh Head with the coastguard tug Herakles in attendance.

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