Labour MEP Catherine Stihler caught sight of something nobody wants to see while travelling by plane – a motionless propeller.
Ms Stihler was one of 32 passengers onboard a Loganair flight which was forced to turn back to Orkney shortly after take-off from Kirkwall Airport.
The MEP had already had a busy day in Shetland, meeting SIC members and discussing broadband connectivity.
But she still managed to take a photograph of the still propeller after her return journey to Inverness suffered difficulties following the scheduled Orkney stop.
It was almost twenty to five yesterday afternoon when the captain shut down one of the plane’s two engines as a precautionary measure following a warning signal on the flight deck.
Loganair said the aircraft returned to Kirkwall and landed without incident just after 5pm.
Another aircraft was flown up to pick up the passengers.
It came in a week when Loganair held up its hands to problems over reliability and punctuality.