Families call for public inquiry into North Sea crash

The families of the 16 men who died in the North Sea helicopter crash are calling for a full public inquiry into their deaths.

Speaking at a press conference as a it emerged that the accident could have been avoided, the families said they were surprised and disappointed that no criminal charges have been brought.

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North Sea helicopter crash that killed 16 men 'was avoidable'

An inquiry into a North Sea helicopter crash that killed 16 men has found that it could have been avoided. Families of 14 oil workers and two crew members who died in 2009 have called for a full public inquiry.