Helicopter in emergency landing at Scatsta

A helicopter with 21 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at Scatsta on Monday morning after reporting an apparent fuel leak.

The aircraft, an S-92 operated by Bristow, had been travelling from the Brent oil field in the North Sea with 19 passengers and two crew on board.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene as a precaution. However the helicopter landed safely at just after 10.30am. Engineers could find no fuel leak and the incident was blamed on a “discrepancy in a monitoring system”.

Last week a Bond-operated Super Puma helicopter ditched in the North Sea near an ETAP production platform 125 miles east of Aberdeen, with all crew and passengers being rescued safely.


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