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Smell of smoke triggers full emergency

A FULL emergency was declared at Sumburgh airport on Thursday night after the crew of the Edinburgh flight reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit.

Fire services from Sumburgh, Sandwick and Lerwick attended.

The Saab 340 aircraft with 30 passengers and three crew onboard made “priority approach” and landed safely.

Passengers only became aware of the emergency after the plane had landed and taxied to its parking.

The aircraft has been taken out of service to be inspected. A Loganair spokesman said: “An investigation into the source of fumes is under way.”

 

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