Helicopter lands safely after emergency scare

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A full emergency was declared at Sumburgh Airport this morning when an incoming Bristow’s helicopter with 20 people on board reported a possible malfunction.

Shetland Coastguard was called at 10.45am and rescue helicopter R102 was tasked to go to the scene, together with Lerwick and Sumburgh coastal rescue teams, police, ambulance and fire appliances.

Eventually the Bristow’s helicopter landed safely at 11.05am and the emergency services were stood down.

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