Four people were confirmed dead after a helicopter transporting employees from an oil rig crashed off the Scottish coast, police said Saturday, in the latest in a series of air incidents in the North Sea oilfields.
A rig, 150 miles (240 kms) from Aberdeen in eastern Scotland, in the North Sea is pictured on April 2, 2012. Three people were confirmed dead after a helicopter transporting employees between oil rigs in the North Sea ditched, Scottish police said Saturday, while a fourth is still missing.
French oil giant Total said the dead were all from contractor organisations. The helicopter was operated by Canadian-based aviation firm CHC.