The inquiry into the deaths of 16 men in a North Sea helicopter crash in 2009 identified the following failures of Bond, the helicopter operator:
- The failed to carry out proper maintenance procedure after a metal particle had been discovered in the helicopter's chip detector
- They failed to ensure proper communication with the manufacturer, in accordance with recognised procedures
- The result of which was the failure to carry out specific maintenance tasks and in doing so the operator failed to avoid the consequences - the fatal crash.
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