Scott asks for renewed urgency for answers into fatal Shetland helicopter crash


Today in Parliament, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott called on the Scottish Government to impress upon the Crown Office the need to begin a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the Super Puma helicopter crash off Shetland in 2013.

Six years on from the disaster, in which four crew members lost their lives, the Fatal Accident Inquiry is yet to start.

Speaking after the exchange, Tavish said:

“Six years of delay is simply not acceptable. Families and friends don’t yet have answers to the basic questions of what happened and why. Nor do they know whether or not prosecutions will happen.

“An increase in resources to deal with Fatal Accident Inquiries is welcome, but that doesn’t provide the families with the answers they deserve. It also means lessons can’t be learned.

“For their sake, the Crown Office should get on with it.”


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