A suspected lightning strike forced a helicopter to return to its Shetland base this morning (Tuesday).
Operator Babcock confirmed that one of its S-92 helicopters returned to Sumbugh airport after the crew reported a suspected strike.
The helicopter, which had been heading to an offshore installation, landed safely.
Babcock said it will now be subject to a detailed investigation by engineering teams.
The company won a five-year contract to support the oil and gas industry from Sumburgh last summer.
At the time, it was reported that Babcock’s offshore business would make more than 100 flights a month to North Sea installations on behalf of EnQuest, TAQA and CNR International.