Bodies returned after helicopter crash

The bodies of three of the four oil workers who died when a helicopter plunged into the North Sea have been brought back to the mainland.

A passenger ferry carrying the bodies arrived at Aberdeen Harbour at 7am this morning.

It is understood that the fourth body will arrive tomorrow.

The Super Puma was carrying 16 passengers and two crew from the Borgsten Dolphin platform when it crashed into the sea off Shetland on Friday evening, killing three men and one woman.

It is not yet known what caused the CHC-operated helicopter to crash into the sea.

Tributes have been paid to the victims, named as Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham; George Allison, 57, from Winchester, Hampshire; Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin in the Highlands; and 59-year-old Gary McCrossan, from Inverness.

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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.