A north-east oil worker killed in a North Sea helicopter crash has been described him as a “loving” family man.
Iain Stuart, from Laurencekirk, was a passenger on the EC225 helicopter that crashed off the coast of Norway on Friday.
In a statement, his family said: “We as a family are devastated at the loss of Iain in Friday’s tragic helicopter crash in Norway.
“Iain was a loving husband and devoted father to his two children and as a family we are heartbroken. He was a caring son, brother, uncle and friend to many.
“We are appreciative of all the messages of support and kind thoughts.
“We now ask, as a family, that we are allowed some privacy at this difficult and sad time to grieve and come to terms with our loss.”
All 13 people on board the CHC-operated Super Puma died in the crash, which happened near Bergen.