Helicopter firm 'dismissed fears'

Oil workers who expressed concerns about their helicopters were reportedly told to put on "big boy pants" in the weeks before the crash off Shetland that killed four people.

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Royal Air Force at the scene of helicopter crash

A helicopter that crashed into the North Sea off the Shetland coast is being attended to by the Royal Air Force, the CHC has said.

A spokesperson added:

CHC Helicopter can confirm that an L2 aircraft flying for TOTAL landed in the water today, approximately two miles west of Sumburgh.

The Maritime Coastguard Helicopter from Sumburgh along with other rescue services promptly responded to the scene. U.K. Royal Air Force 137 and 138, along with the Jigsaw aircraft, have been involved in the rescue effort.

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