Crown Office to seek recordings from chopper crash

The Crown Office is to take action to gain possession of voice recordings on board a North Sea helicopter that crashed killing four people.

The wreckage of the Super Puma L2 helicopter which went down in the North Sea on 23rd August 2014 Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The oil workers died when the Super Puma helicopter, which was carrying 16 passengers and two crew, plunged into the sea off Shetland on August 23 last year.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) says it has found no evidence of technical failure in the helicopter, but the Crown Office is running a parallel investigation.

Blackbox recorders are normally retained by AAIB, but a court can rule they should be handed over if it considers it to be in the public interest..