Super Puma fatal accident inquiry: Findings due on Thursday
- 10 March 2014
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
A sheriff will deliver his fatal accident inquiry findings into the circumstances of the 2009 Super Puma helicopter crash on Thursday.
All 16 men on board died when the Bond Super Puma came down in the North Sea.
A six week hearing into the crash was held at Aberdeen Townhouse during January and February.
Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle heard evidence from the helicopter operator and manufacturer as well as crash investigators.
Eight of the victims came from the north east of Scotland, seven from the rest of the UK, and one from Latvia.
The two crew who died were Capt Paul Burnham, 31, of Methlick, Aberdeenshire, and co-pilot Richard Menzies, 24, of Droitwich Spa, who worked for Bond Offshore Helicopters.
The KCA Deutag employees killed were Brian Barkley, 30, of Aberdeen; Vernon Elrick, 41, of Aberdeen; Leslie Taylor, 41, of Kintore, Aberdeenshire; Nairn Ferrier, 40, of Dundee; Gareth Hughes, 53, of Angus; David Rae, 63, of Dumfries; Raymond Doyle, 57, of Cumbernauld; James John Edwards, 33, of Liverpool; Nolan Goble, 34, of Norwich, and Mihails Zuravskis, 39, of Latvia.
The other victims were James Costello, 24, of Aberdeen, who was contracted to Production Services Network (PSN); Alex Dallas, 62, of Aberdeen, who worked for Sparrows Offshore Services; Warren Mitchell, 38, of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, who worked for Weatherford UK; and Stuart Wood, 27, of Aberdeen, who worked for Expro North Sea Ltd.