Super Puma EC 225 ditching survivor will fly on them again

Ditched helicopter All passengers and crew were rescued when a Super Puma ditched off Shetland

One of the men who was on board a Super Puma which ditched in the North Sea has said he is willing to use the aircraft again.

Super Puma EC 225s were grounded in the wake of two incidents off Aberdeen and Shetland last year.

They have been given approval to fly again but none have so far returned to service.

Michael Mashford, who survived the Shetland incident, said he still had concerns but would fly.

He was speaking during talks in Aberdeen organised by the Helicopter Safety Steering Group, where oil workers and their families were seeking safety assurances.

All 14 people on board a Super Puma were rescued when their helicopter came down about 30 miles off the coast of Aberdeen during a flight to an oil rig in May last year.

In October, all 19 people on board were rescued safely after the Super Puma put down in the sea off Shetland.

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