A decade on since a fatal crash in the North Sea, helicopter transport remains the “biggest concern” for the offshore workforce.
Union bosses say that workers are still concerned about flying to rigs – 10 years after the Bond Super Puma helicopter crashed into the North Sea 12 miles off the coast of Peterhead, killing all 16 men on board.
A fatal accident inquiry ruled the tragedy was a result of a catastrophic gearbox failure that was preventable had Bond followed the correct maintenance procedures.
Seven years later, another Super Puma crashed off the Norwegian island of Turoy killing 13 people.
Investigators flagged “similarities” with the 2009 incident, with gearbox faults identified in both.