Body of last victim in chopper crash found

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The body of the last victim of the North Sea helicopter crash which killed all 16 passengers and crew on board has been found.

The Bond Super Puma was found earlier today by divers from a support vessel off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

All 16 of those who died in the accident have now been found and the black box has been taken to the Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) headquarters in Farnborough to be examined.

Grampian Police said the families of all the victims have been informed.

A spokesman said: “Although we appreciate that this again confirms sad news for families, the recovery of all the victims has been a priority of the investigation from the outset and we hope it will allow some comfort at this difficult time.”

The Super Puma came down on Wednesday afternoon as it returned from a BP oil platform.

All 14 passengers on board died in the accident along with the two crew.

An Incident Support Centre will open on Monday to help those affected by Wednesday’s crash.

A spokesman said: “The support initiative is aimed at the families, friends, colleagues and relatives of those who lost their lives.

“The centre is also available to anyone who is connected to the North Sea offshore industry and is looking for advice or support.”

The centre will be at Aberdeen’s Hilton Treetops Hotel and operate daily between 10am and 6pm.

news.sky.com

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