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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Photo released of Hampshire crash victim

George Allison Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland have released a photo of George Allison, 57, from Winchester, who was killed in a helicopter crash in the North Sea last night. Three other people also died after the Super Puma L2 aircraft went down at 6.20pm, around two miles west of Sumburgh airport on Shetland.

The aircraft was carrying 16 workers and two crew members at the time when it was believed to have experienced a "catastrophic" loss of power. Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham from Police Scotland said: 'Our sympathies are very much with the families of those affected at this difficult time.

'This incident has resulted in a large-scale response from a number of different agencies who have worked closely together to deliver a swift rescue operation.We will now be carrying out an investigation to establish the circumstances in due course.'

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