Rescuers approaching a liferaft from the crashed helicopter
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Helicopter crash passengers had 'few seconds' to escape

Three people are missing after a helicopter ditched in the North Sea. It was taking people to and from oil and gas platforms.

The coastguard says 15 people have been recovered from the water, following the accident, two miles west of Sumburgh Airport the main airport in Shetland.

Dr Michael Bull, whose son managed to escape from the helicopter, said the passengers had just a few seconds to escape before the aircraft hit the water and turned over.

  • 23 Aug 2013
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