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Helicopter crash victims honoured

All 16 helicopter crash victims
The funeral of Mihails Zuravskis - pictured bottom right - is the last to take place

The 16 victims of the North Sea helicopter disaster will be honoured at a special memorial in Aberdeen as the final funeral takes place.

The Workers Memorial Day, organised by the local Trades Council at the walled garden in Mugiemoss, will be dedicated to those who died.

The final funeral of the victims of the Super Puma crash off the Aberdeenshire coast on 1 April will also take place.

Mihails Zuravskis, 39, will be laid to rest in Riga in Latvia.

He was among two crew and 14 passengers who were killed when the Bond Super Puma crashed.

The Super Puma before it crashed [Pic: Gareth Falls]
A total of 16 men died when the Super Puma crashed in the North Sea

A senior representative of his employers, Aberdeen-based KCA Deutag, will attend the service.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Oil giant BP has resumed use of Super Puma helicopters following safety modifications made in the wake of the crash.

An initial report indicated there had been a gearbox failure.

A task force made up of senior figures from across the oil and gas industry is looking at issues arising from the crash.

Another Super Puma ditched in the North Sea earlier this year. All 18 on board survived.

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