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Inquiry into fatal air crash

An inquiry is underway into a helicopter crash in 2009 which killed 16 people.

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Fatal helicopter crash inquiry to get underway

Police guard gates to Aberdeen Harbour after the crash Credit: PA

An inquiry into a North Sea helicopter crash is due to begin, almost five years after the disaster in which 16 people died, including a man from Norwich.

Relatives of those who died on board the Super Puma are expected to attend the fatal accident inquiry in Aberdeen.

Nolan Goble, 34, from Norwich, was among14 oilworkers and two crew who died in the crash off the Aberdeenshire coast on April 1, 2009 .

The inquiry is expected to last about six weeks and will examine the circumstances of the crash in order to prevent any future tragedy.

The helicopter was returning from BP's Miller platform when the aircraft's main rotor gearbox suffered a "catastrophic failure".

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