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Helicopter's black box recovered

Helicopter tail
The missing tail section was brought into Aberdeen by ship

The black box flight recorder and missing tail section of the helicopter which ditched in the North Sea have been brought ashore in Aberdeen.

They were found on Monday afternoon and are being taken to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in Farnborough for examination.

Investigators hope the wreckage will give them some indication as to the cause of the ditching.

All 18 people onboard the Super Puma survived the incident.

The helicopter's fuselage was recovered at the weekend.

The aircraft, which was operated by Bond Offshore, came down about 125 miles east of Aberdeen last Wednesday.

Workers on the BP oil platform which should have been the flight's destination saw the helicopter ditch.

Those on board have praised the crew and their rescuers.

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