The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has published its report into an accident involving a Eurocopter (Deutschland) helicopter in Glasgow city centre on 29 November 2013.
The report contain facts which have been determined up to the time of issue. It is published to inform the aviation industry and the public of the general circumstances of accidents and serious incidents and should be regarded as tentative and subject to alteration or correction if additional information becomes available.
AAIB Chief Inspector Keith Conradi said:
“Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this tragic accident. The AAIB is independent, tasked with investigating the causes of accidents to prevent recurrence and help make aviation safer. We do not apportion blame in our reports. We have made a series of safety recommendations in this final report including that European and British civil aviation regulators require all police and medical helicopters to carry flight recording equipment.”
The report has also been published on the AAIB’s website (www.aaib.gov.uk).