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Shetland memorial for oil industry-related air deaths unveiled

Impression of memorial
The memorial consists of a stone horseshoe-shaped structure

A memorial dedicated to 79 people who lost their lives in four oil industry-related air accidents around Shetland has been unveiled at Sumburgh Airport.

The worst loss of life was the 45 killed in the 1986 Chinook crash.

Another 17 lost their lives in a failed Dan Air take-off in 1979, and two helicopter crashes in 1990 and 1992 claimed six and 11 lives respectively.

The memorial consists of a stone horseshoe-shaped structure.

It has two teak benches and the names of all those who were killed are listed.

Thousands of pounds were raised to build the memorial.

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