Loganair flight in emergency landing
A Loganair flight bound for the isles has had to make an emergency landing at Aberdeen Airport after one of its engines was shut down.
A full emergency was declared after the Glasgow to Sumburgh flight, with 13 people onboard, was diverted.
Three fire appliances were dispatched to the scene. The aircraft landed shortly before 3pm.
Loganair said: “Flight BE6916 departed from Glasgow this afternoon heading for Sumburgh.
“Following a cautionary indication the captain elected to shutdown the aircraft’s right engine and diverted to Aberdeen airport.
“The aircraft, carrying 10 passengers and three crew, landed safely and was met by emergency services as is standard procedure.
“Customers disembarked the aircraft as normal and have since been transferred on to the evening flight to Sumburgh.”
Earlier in the week politicians, including Labour’s transport spokesman David Stewart and isles MSP
Tavish Scott, called for a better quality of service and improved reliability in Loganair’s flights.