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Plane diverted after crack found in windscreen

Loganair says it has 70 per cent of market share on the routes to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Photo: Mark BerryThe Air Discount Scheme gives islanders a 50 per cent discount on air fares. Photo: Mark Berry

A LOGANAIR flight from Sumburgh to Glasgow was diverted to Aberdeen on Monday afternoon after crew discovered a crack in the cockpit’s windscreen.

A spokesperson said the aircraft’s 34 passengers are due to be flown to Glasgow using a replacement plane.

“Flight LM436 was en-route to Glasgow when it made a precautionary diversion to Aberdeen after the crew detected a minor issue with the aircraft’s windscreen,” they said.

“The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services as per procedure when a PAN call is declared, although their assistance was not required.

“Loganair will transport the 34 passengers to their original destination using a replacement aircraft and apologises for the inconvenience to their journeys.”

The diversion comes a week after a Loganair plane had to return to Sumburgh after striking a bird.