No Commitment From Transport Minister On Full Review Of Safety
Aviation lawyers representing victims of a series of high-profile helicopter crashes in the UK in recent years have revealed their disappointment following Transport Minister Stephen Hammond’s decision to not back a full inquiry into offshore helicopter safety.
Speaking in the Commons last week, he suggested that the primary concern for the Government at present would be to ensure that recommendations included in the Civil Aviation Authority’s review of the area are considered before any further action.
Irwin Mitchell represents victims and the families of those affected by offshore helicopter crashes in October 2012 and in August last year, as well as the crash of an Augusta Westland helicopter in Vauxhall, London in January 2013.
Lawyers in the Aviation Law team also work closely with colleagues in Irwin Mitchell Scotland in their work on behalf of victims of the Clutha Vaults helicopter tragedy in Glasgow last year.