Sumburgh Airport Meml.

Sumburgh, Shetland Isles

 
     
 
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Sumburgh Airport Memorial

 

 

Dedicated to those who lost their lives in five oil related aircraft accidents based at or operating from Sumburgh airport.

 

 

The following aircraft were involved:

 

(1) Dan Air HS748;    (2) Boeing-Vertol Chinook helicopter;    (3) S61 helicopter;    (4) AS332L helicopter;    (5) AS332L2 helicopter.

 

 


 

 

BELOW: Sumburgh Aiport Memorial.

 

 

Address: C/O Coastguard SAR Flight, Sumburgh Airport, Sumburgh, Shetland Isles ZE3 9JP

Phone:01950 461201

 

 

Sumburgh Airport Memorial Fund on Facebook

 

 

Sumburgh Aiport Memorial.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 


 

BELOW: The entrance information board surmounting the stone plinth on the approach to the memorial.

 

The plaque surmounting the stone on the approach to the memorial.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the upper section of the information board.

 

 

A closer view of the upper section of the plaque.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 

The information on this section of the board reads:

 

Sumburgh Airport Memorial

 

This memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in five oil related
aircraft accidents based [at] or operating from Sumburgh Airport.

 

On the 31st July 1979 Dan Air flight 0034, an HS748 aeroplane G-BEKF, failed to safely take off from Sumburgh Airport
with the loss of both pilots and 15 passengers.

 

Seven years later on the 6th November 1986 a Chinook helicopter G-BWFC returning from offshore, suffered mechanical failure
and crashed 2.5 miles East of Sumburgh Airport. 43 passengers and 2 crew were killed.

 

On the 25th of July 1990 during shuttle operations, an S61 helicopter G-BEWL ditched beside the Brent Spar installation with the
loss of 6 occupants including the crew, 112 miles North East of Sumburgh.

 

While transferring oil workers from the Cormorant Alpha platform 115 miles North East of Sumburgh on the 14th March 1992, an
AS332L helicopter G-TIGH ditched with the loss of 11 including one crew member.

 

During approach to Sumburgh on 23 August 2013, an AS332L2 helicopter G-WNSB ditched 1.5 miles West of Sumburgh
with the loss of four souls.

 

 

The construction and upkeep of the memorial is funded by company and private donations. More information can be found at
www.sumburghairportmemorial.co.uk

 

 


 

BELOW: The lower section of the information board.

 

 

The lower section of the plaque.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 


 

BELOW: The Sumburgh Airport Memorial Plaque, listing the names of those who lost their lives.

 

 

The Sumburgh Airport Memorial.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 


 

BELOW: One of the two seats with a plaque on the backrest.

 

One of the two seats with a plaque on the backrest.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 


 

BELOW: The second seat with backrest plaque.

 

 

The second seat with backrest plaque.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 


 

BELOW: The Memorial area viewed from outside the stone wall.

 

The Memorial area viewed from outside the stone wall.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 


 

BELOW: An overall view of Sumburgh Airport Memorial.

 

An overall view of the Memorial.

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the Memorial.

 

Another view of the Memorial

 

Photo: © 2015 Jerry Drury

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 
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