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Helicopter victims named

A man from Hampshire was one of four people killed in a helicopter crash off Shetland. George Allison, 57, from Winchester, was on board the Super Puma L2 helicopter which crashed west of Sumburgh Airport on Friday evening.

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Helicopter victim was experienced rig worker

The Hampshire man killed in a helicopter crash in the North Sea was an experienced offshore rig worker. George Allison, 57, from Winchester, was one of four people who died after a Super Puma L2 aircraft went down at 6.20pm last night, around two miles west of Sumburgh airport on Shetland.

Mr Allison had been working at the Offshore Dunbar Platform as a project safety supervisor for just over a year when he was killed, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was overseeing conversion work at the platform and at a drilling support vessel, it said.

Describing himself as a "highly qualified, experienced and competent Safety Advisor who has been working in an offshore environment globally for the past 27 years", he said he was highly motivated, hard working and creative. He listed his interests as swimming, fishing, art and riding his bicycle.

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