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Glasgow Clutha Helicopter Crash Report Published By AAIB

Expert Reaction From Specialist Aviation Lawyers At Irwin Mitchell

23.10.2015

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

Specialist aviation lawyers acting for victims of the Clutha helicopter tragedy in Glasgow have repeated their calls for black box flight data recorders to be fitted to all commercial passenger helicopters following publication of an accident report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB).

Irwin Mitchell Scotland represents 17 people including the families of those killed and victims who suffered injuries when the Airbus police helicopter operated by Bond crashed into the Clutha Vaults pub on November 2013.

As part of their work on behalf of the victims of the crash, Irwin Mitchell’s lawyers have already been campaigning on how the lack of black box recording equipment on smaller helicopter’s, including this one, has hampered investigations. 

Lawyers wrote to both the British and Scottish governments urging them to make it a legal requirement for the equipment to be fitted on all commercial passenger-carrying helicopters flying in UK airspace.  

Now the AAIB has released its accident report containing safety recommendations relating to the installation of flight data recorders.

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