Flamborough Helicopter Crash: Thorough Investigation Vital Step Towards Gaining Answers

Two Killed In Tragedy In East Yorkshire

18.09.2014

Aviation lawyers representing injured victims and the families of those killed in major on and offshore helicopter tragedies in recent years have said that a thorough investigation is vital to determine the cause of a crash off the coast of Flamborough, East Yorkshire in which two people died.

The Bell JetRanger aircraft crashed into the sea near Selwick Bay on Tuesday afternoon (September 17th) as it travelled to refuel at Humberside Airport during its journey from Dechmont, West Lothian to Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Emergency services and the RNLI attended the scene and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has now sent a team to investigate.

Irwin Mitchell’s Aviation Law team, which specialises in helping victims and families who have lost loved ones in air accidents of all kinds to gain answers and justice regarding such incidents, said that many of the public will be keen for answers regarding the tragedy, given the series of serious helicopter accidents over the last 5 years.

The team currently represents victims of a number of helicopter crashes including those injured in two incidents in the North Sea in October 2012 and in August last year, as well as those injured in helicopter accidents in Rwanda and in Vauxhall, London in January 2013.

They are also working with Irwin Mitchell Scotland on behalf of victims and families of those killed in the Clutha Vaults police helicopter tragedy in Glasgow last year. The leading legal team also represents the families of those tragically killed in other helicopter crashes in England and France.