The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigation into the accident involving a Super Puma AS332 L2 continues with work underway to salvage the wreckage and combined Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder.
The AAIB have now chartered a salvage vessel, which left Peterhead at 14:30 today, Saturday 4 April, to commence operations on arrival at the site of the accident.
Statement issued 5 April 2009
The AAIB have recovered the combined Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) and the recovery of other aircraft wreckage continues.
Grampian Police press release 5 April 2009
Grampian Police and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has today, Saturday 4 April 2009, continued to work on confirming the identities of the victims of the Super Puma helicopter crash on Wednesday 1 April 2009.
Confirmation has now been provided to the families of Brian Barkley, James Edwards and Vernon Elrick, that they have been identified as being among those recovered.
It is believed likely that the last remaining body is that of Mihails Zuravskis.
Assistant Chief Constable Colin Menzies said: "Whilst the positive identification brings some peace of mind to those families notified, we are mindful that there are still eight other families where uncertainty and anxiety remains.
"It remains an absolute priority of Grampian Police and those we are working with to support all the families at this difficult time."
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