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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 suspension lifted

A helicopter safety group has lifted its suspension on Super Puma commercial passenger flights to and from offshore oil and gas plants in the UK.

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group said the decision was based on confidence from a group of five unions and organisations after five days of safety reviews.

Les Linklater, Step Change in Safety's team leader, said: “We have had the opportunity to review key elements of our fleet and better understand the positions of the authorities that determine the airworthiness and operational compliance and safety of our helicopter fleet.

"The result is that there is no evidence to support a continuation of the temporary suspension of the entire Super Puma fleet."

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