Clutha report recommends black box recorders for all police helicopters


The official report into the Clutha tragedy in Glasgow in which 10 people died has recommended that all police helicopters are equipped with black box flight recording equipment.

The long-awaited Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigation confirmed that the police helicopter which crashed in to the pub was not required to have flight recorders.

The AAIB has recommended that aviation regulator the Civil Aviation Authority should require all police helicopters to be fitted with equipment to record data, audio and images.

The pilot and nine others died when the helicopter fell from the sky and crashed through the roof of the busy bar.