Scottish oil worker killed in a helicopter crash in Norway

41-year-old Iain Stuart worked for oil firm Halliburton

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The family of a Scottish oil worker killed in a helicopter crash in Norway say they've been left "heartbroken" by his death.

Aberdeenshire man Iain Stuart, 41, died along with 10 other passengers and two crew on Friday near the Norwegian city of Bergen.

It's emerged the Super Puma chopper showed signs of technical problems three days before the tragedy.

Sky's Scotland Correspondent James Matthews is in Iain's home town of Laurencekirk.




The 41-year-old, from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire, worked for oilfield services company Halliburton.

In a statement released by Police Scotland, Mr Stuart's family described him as a "loving husband and devoted father".

"We as a family are devastated at the loss of Iain in Friday's tragic helicopter crash in Norway," the statement said.

"Iain was a loving husband and devoted father to his two children and as a family we are heartbroken. He was a caring son, brother, uncle and friend to many. We are appreciative of all the messages of support and kind thoughts."

The Super Puma was carrying two crew and 11 passengers from the North Sea Gullfaks B oil field when it crashed off the Norwegian coast while flying to Flesland Airport in Bergen on Friday.

The aircraft shattered into pieces when it smashed into the rocky shoreline of Turoey, a tiny island outside Bergen, Norway's second-largest city.