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Helicopter operations reviewed

Offshore helicopter operations in the North Sea are to be reviewed, the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced following five accidents - and four deaths - in the last four years.

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CAA announces review after North Sea helicopter crash

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a review of offshore helicopter operations in the North Sea after an aircraft carrying 16 oil workers went down in August, killing four people.

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group temporarily grounded the Super Puma fleet after the incident, but lifted the ban after concluding that there was no evidence to support it.

The CAA said the review will be undertaken jointly with other safety watchdogs and advised by a panel of independent experts in order to make recommendations aimed at improving the safety of offshore flying.

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