Aberdeenshire man killed in Norway helicopter crash

A search and rescue vessel patrols off the island of Turoey, near Bergen, Norway, as emergency workers on the shoreline attend the scene after a helicopter crashed believed to be have 13 people aboard, Friday April 29, 2016.  The helicopter carrying around 13 people from an offshore oil field crashed Friday near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. Many are feared dead.  (Marit Hommedal/NTB Scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUT

A search and rescue vessel patrols off the island of Turoey, near Bergen, Norway, as emergency workers on the shoreline attend the scene after a helicopter crashed believed to be have 13 people aboard, Friday April 29, 2016. The helicopter carrying around 13 people from an offshore oil field crashed Friday near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. Many are feared dead. (Marit Hommedal/NTB Scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUT

A 41-year-old British man working for oilfield services company Halliburton was among 13 people killed in a helicopter crash in Norway.

The 41-year-old, who worked for oilfield services company Halliburton, has been named locally as Iain Stuart, from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire.

The Super Puma was carrying two crew and 11 passengers from the North Sea Gullfaks B oil field, around 74 miles (120 kilometres) off the Norwegian coast when it crashed en route to Flesland Airport in Bergen on Friday.

Mr Stuart was a member of Brechin Golf Club, where yesterday the flag flew at half mast.

Police Scotland released a statement on behalf of Mr Stuart’s family. They said: “We as a family are devastated at the loss of Iain in Friday’s tragic helicopter crash in Norway.

“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.

“We now ask, as a family, that we are allowed some privacy at this difficult and sad time to grieve and come to terms with our loss.”