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13 passengers in emergency landing

A LOGANAIR flight from Sumburgh to Inverness with 13 passengers on board staged an emergency landing at Wick airport this morning after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit.

Flight 6910 was on the second leg of its journey between Kirkwall and Inverness when the incident happened.

The pilots carried out emergency drills, including shutting down the aircraft’s right-hand engine which was identified as the source of the smoke.

The aircraft was diverted to Wick where the emergency services were waiting and all the passengers disembarked safely.

A Loganair spokeswoman said: “Loganair takes the safety of its passengers and crew very seriously and we will be carrying out a full inspection of the aircraft to determine the cause of today’s incident.”

An aircraft was dispatched from Aberdeen airport to collect the passengers in Wick and fly them to Inverness, where they were expected to arrive two hours behind schedule.

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