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Offshore helicopter safety being discussed at aviation seminar in Aberdeen

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Image caption The seminar is discussing recent helicopter incidents and how to learn from them

A seminar for the oil and gas and aviation industries to discuss helicopter safety is being held.

The seventh annual Aviation Seminar , organised by industry body Oil and Gas UK, is discussing recent incidents and how to learn from them.

Oil and Gas UK's Robert Paterson said: "Offshore helicopter safety is a priority and very much at the forefront of all our minds."

The event is at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Bond temporarily suspended helicopter flights after one of its Super Pumas ditched in the North Sea in May.

All 14 passengers and crew involved in the incident were rescued.

Total's recent Elgin platform gas leak is also on the agenda, to discuss how helideck operations were conducted, and the evacuation procedure.

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