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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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Shetland and Aberdeen 'in shock' after helicopter crash

There is a "tangible sense of mourning and shock" in Shetland and Aberdeen following Friday's fatal helicopter crash off the Scottish island, police have said in a statement.

Friday's incident has had a huge impact on those who work or have relatives in the oil and gas industries but also the communities in Shetland and Aberdeen.

There is a tangible sense of mourning and shock in the area and there is unlikely to be anyone who hasn't had this on their minds over the last few days.

The quick and co-ordinated response by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), RNLI and other emergency services may have prevented further loss of life in this already tragic incident.

– Chief Inspector Angus MacInnes

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