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Rig error pilots grounded

TWO North Sea pilots have been suspended after landing an offshore helicopter on the wrong rig - nine miles away from their destination.

An investigation is under way into how the Bond-operated S-92 aircraft ended up making an unscheduled landing on a drilling rig.

The helicopter had set out from Aberdeen headed for the Buzzard platform around 60 miles north of the city. But instead it landed unannounced on the Ensco 120 jack up rig - nearly nine nautical miles away.

Bond confirmed two pilots had been taken off the flight roster while an investigation takes place.

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