Nine survivors of a North Sea helicopter accident that claimed the lives of four passengers are making a legal claim for compensation, it has been revealed.
The survivors have lodged a claim for physical, emotional and financial losses, according to their solicitors.
The Super Puma they were flying in crashed into water off the Shetland Islands during its approach to Sumburgh Airport in August 2013.
At the time of the accident, the helicopter was manned by two crew members and carrying 16 passengers from the Borgsten Dolphin oil platform.
Operator ‘keen to move forward’
CHC, the operator of the helicopter, says it has worked to give financial help to families affected by the incident with £500,000 already been paid out.
A spokeswoman for the operator says although assessing and quantifying the claims has been a difficult process, progress has been made with a large number already resolved.
She says while it is regrettable that a few claims have still not been resolved, the company and its insurer are keen to receive the professional assessments they need to move them forward.
The crash on August 23, 2013 claimed the lives of Sarah Darnley, 45, of Elgin, Moray; 46-year-old Duncan Munro, of Bishop Auckland in County Durham; Gary McCrossan, 59, of Inverness; and George Allison, 57, from Winchester, Hampshire.
Date Published: June 16, 2015
Author: Jonathan Brown