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Crash helicopter flights resume

A helicopter safety group has recommended that Super Puma helicopters should be cleared to resume flights after a crash off Shetland last week that killed four oil workers.

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Super Puma helicopter flights 'temporarily suspended'

CHC has temporarily suspended all flights of the three types of Super Puma helicopter that it operates - the L, L2 and EC225 following the fatal crash off the coast of Shetland.

Fellow operators Bond Offshore Helicopters and Bristow also enforced a temporary suspension of all Super Puma flights except emergency rescue missions, in the wake of a recommendation by the industry's Helicopter Safety Steering Group.

This dive vessel was involved in the salvage of the Super Puma helicopter off Shetland. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The freeze on using the helicopter type is causing disruption to the movement of workers both on and off shore.

Four oil workers were killed when a Super Puma AS332 L2 travelling from the Borgsten Dolphin support vessel came down off the southern tip of Shetland last week with 16 passengers and two crew on board.

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