Memorial to helicopter crash victims unveiled 33 years on

A memorial to 13 people killed when their helicopter crashed into the North Sea has finally been unveiled - 33 years after the tragedy. The aircraft had been travelling from a gas rig to Bacton gas terminal in North Norfolk on August 13 1981 when its pilot sent a distress message to report an engine failure.

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Memorial unveiled to 13 men who died in helicopter crash 33 years ago

A memorial has been unveiled in Great Yarmouth to remember the 13 men who died when a helicopter carrying off shore gas rig workers crashed off the North Norfolk coast 33 years ago.

Relatives of one of the men who died have been campaigning for years for a lasting tribute to the lives lost in the 1981 tragedy.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.


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