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Chopper landed safely

A SUPER Puma EC225 helicopter with 20 people on board was diverted to Sumburgh airport on Tuesday morning after a warning light came on in the cockpit.

A full emergency had been declared after the Bristow operated helicopter issued a pan-pan call at 10.50am. It landed safely at 11.05am.

A Bristow spokeswoman said the aircraft was undertaking a routine crew change flight from Aberdeen to an offshore installation and had 18 passengers and two crew on-board at the time.

The chopper is currently undergoing a fault diagnosis to establish the required what triggered to light to come on.

The spokeswoman said: “Flight safety is Bristow’s first priority and we will always investigate prior to further flight.”