AAIB Report on Clutha Tragedy


Report into Helicopter Crash

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) have today published their report into the Clutha Helicopter Crash.


SPA Chief Executive John Foley said:

“We welcome the publication of today’s AAIB report which contributes greatly to understanding the technical circumstances related to this tragedy. That is one important part of understanding the full picture of what led to that terrible outcome. As the report itself states, there remain issues which are at this stage not fully explained.

“We recognise and acknowledge that developing a full understanding of what occurred, and why, will remain the focus for the many families affected by this tragedy. That will clearly be informed by the on-going police investigation and, in due course, a fatal accident inquiry. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all of those living with the outcome of that fateful night – within policing and within the community as a whole.”

Deputy Constable Iain Livingstone, Crime and Operational Support, said:

“Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the families and friends who lost loved ones in such terrible circumstances following the incident at the Clutha Bar in Glasgow on November 29 2013.

“The crash had a profound effect on our communities and the desire for answers to what happened and why is entirely understandable.

“Since the crash, Police Scotland has been carrying out an extensive major investigation under the direction of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

“Today’s publication of the report by the AAIB contains a large amount of technical detail and is a significant milestone. The AAIB’s findings will now be considered by Police Scotland’s investigation team and the Crown.”