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Transport / Plane lands safely after warning light comes on

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

SUMBURGH Airport declared a full emergency on Sunday afternoon after the incoming Loganair flight from Glasgow alerted the airport that it might have had a hydraulic problem with the undercarriage.

The plane with 33 passengers and three crew on board landed safely just before 4pm, and emergency services on their way to Sumburgh were stood down.

The airline’s chief operating officer Maurice Boyle said: “The crew worked the checklist and lowered the undercarriage slightly earlier than usual and proceeded to Sumburgh, after short hold the aircraft landed safely.

“Due low hydraulic pressure the aircraft required to be towed from the runway.

“The standby Saab 2000 is preparing to depart Aberdeen to recover the southbound service LM438 which will depart LSI with a delay of just over two hours.”