09:46 03 December 2013
Following news that nine bodies were found after a helicopter crashed in a pub at Glasgow, investigators have now confirmed that the pilot, who died in the accident, had not made a mayday call before the crash.
David Miller, deputy chief inspector of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said: "I can confirm that the helicopter does not have a flight data recorder. However, it does have a significant number of modern electronic systems on board and it may be possible to recover recorded data from those systems.
"There were no emergency transmissions from the pilot before this accident."
Meanwhile, it was also confirmed that there were no more bodies found where the accident took place. Five of the nine casualties were identified. These are 51-year-old David Traill (the pilot), 36-year-old Police Constable Kirsty Nelis, 43-year-old Tony Collins, 56-year-old Samuel McGhee, and 48-year-old Gary Arthur.
Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick, speaking at the crash scene said that efforts are ongoing to identify the rest of the bodies.
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