Salvage ship brings last copter crash bodies to shore

The remaining eight bodies from a helicopter which crashed in the North Sea killing 16 people were brought back to port today.

Divers found the missing men yesterday along with the wreckage of the aircraft and its black box recorder, which experts are examining to find out what caused the crash.

The salvage vessel Bibby Topaz berthed in Aberdeen Harbour with the bodies and parts of the wreckage shortly before 1am.

Air accident investigators have taken the black box recorder to Farnborough for examination.

Specialist diving teams had been working at the scene since Saturday afternoon trying to locate the missing victims and wreckage.

The Super Puma helicopter came down last Wednesday, killing 14 passengers and two crew as the aircraft returned from a BP oil platform. Eight bodies were recovered in the immediate aftermath of the accident.

The helicopter had been returning from BP’s Miller oil platform when it crashed about 15 miles off Peterhead at 2pm on Wednesday.

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