On 29 November 2013 a Police Scotland helicopter operated by Bond Helicopters came down on top of the Clutha, a busy pub in central Glasgow. Besides the three occupants of the Eurocopter EC135, seven ground victims were also fatally injured in this accident. Irwin Mitchell represents a significant number of the ground victims injured and families who lost loved ones. The specialists in the Glasgow office and the aviation team have provided support to the victims of the crash including: Negotiating with Bond Aviation Group from the earliest possible stage to secure interim payments for injured victims and to arrange specialist support for them Investigating the full extent of injuries to ensure victims get the justice they deserve Securing financial offers from Bond Aviation Group in relation to the fatal cases Writing to both the UK and Scottish Parliaments to urge them to consider amending the regulations concerning the requirement for helicopters to carry black box equipment and holding a public inquiry into commercial helicopter safety in an effort to prevent future tragedies Despite prompt publication of Special Bulletins by the AAIB, the lack of black box equipment on the helicopter has meant that crucial contemporaneous evidence has not been available to assist the investigators. As such, they have identified that both engines lost power due to fuel starvation but they have not yet determined the full chain of events that caused this to happen. The Irwin Mitchell aviation team believes that a change in regulations is necessary to ensure that black box equipment is standard on all commercial passenger carrying helicopters operating in UK airspace, to ensure that the causes of any future accidents can be promptly identified which should enable flight safety to be improved more quickly. Two other serious incidents involving Eurocopter helicopters that have occurred in Scottish airspace recently are the CHC Super Puma crash close to Shetland in August 2013, in which 4 people lost their lives, and another CHC Super Puma that ditched in the North Sea due to gearbox related problems in October 2011. In addition to this, an Augusta AW109 helicopter crashed in Vauxhall, London, in January 2013 killing the pilot and injuring victims on the ground. Irwin Mitchell Aviation Law also represents passengers and victims involved in these Super Puma and Augusta accidents. If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, please contact a member of the aviation team on 0800 056 4110 or see our personal injury page for more information. The team will be able to advise you on the accident, the relevant law and the parties who may be liable. Irwin Mitchell Aviation Law Case Experience Call us for a free initial consultation 0800 056 4110 Or we can call you back at a time of your choice Request a call back Phone lines open 24/7, 365 days a year Contact us today For a free initial consultation Freephone 0800 056 4110 Prefer not to call? Use our form Your name* Your email* Your phone number* How can we help?* Enquiry type Court Of Protection Crime & Investigations Divorce & Family Law Solicitors Employment Law Conveyancing & Property Solicitors Medical Negligence Claims Personal Injury Claims Protecting Your Rights Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitors This data will only be used by Irwin Mitchell for processing your query and for no other purpose. Your Questions Answered When Can I Make A Claim? How Much Compensation Will I Be Awarded? How Will My Claim Be Progressed? How Much Will It Cost To Claim? How Often Do You Work With Referring Law Firms? Can You Take Over From My Current Lawyers?