Scotland: Shetland Helicopter and 4th Body Recovered

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The body of the fourth person who died in the helicopter crash off Shetland, Scotland, Friday has been recovered from the water, reported the BBC Sunday. The Super Puma helicopter was also recovered. 

The three other bodies were found Friday shortly after the crash. The four victims were: Duncan Munro, 46; Sarah Darnley, 45; Gary McCrossan, 59; and George Allison, 57. After the crash 14 people were rescued.

The helicopter was operated by CHC, which transports people to oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. The helicopter is a Eurocopter Super Puma AS332 L2, a model that has a good safety record, reported STV. All helicopters of this model have been grounded until further investigation.

It is unclear exactly what caused the accident, though the BBC reports the helicopter had a “catastrophic loss of power.”

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Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.