Helicopter Incident: Investigation into circumstances continue

Published 28 August 2013
Police Scotland can confirm that, along with the Air Accident Investigation Branch, we are continuing our investigation into the circumstances of the incident which saw a helicopter come down just off the coast of Shetland on Friday 23 August 2013.


Detective Superintendent Malcolm Stewart, who is leading the enquiry, said:  "This investigation involves a number of officers from across Scotland and we currently have a team of 25 officers conducting enquiries in Shetland, with a similar number carrying out enquiries in Aberdeen.


"A number of resources from across Scotland have had to been deployed, and there remains a large amount of complex and sensitive work to be carried out.


"In terms of the enquiry, officers are continuing to trace, interview and take statements from a large number of individuals, both on and offshore and this evidence will form an integral part of the ongoing investigation.


"In addition, family liaison officers continue to support the families of those who died."

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