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Emergency services / Helicopter lands safely after emergency declared

EMERGENCY services have been stood down after a Bristow operated Sikorsky-S92 helicopter with 19 people on board was diverted to Sumburgh Airport following a technical issue.

Three fire engines and two ambulances, all based in Lerwick, were called out after the alarm was raised.

They were well on their way when to the airport when it emerged that the helicopter landed safely at 9.13am.

A spokesman said all airport emergency personnel have been stood down.

A spokesman for Bristow Helicopters said: “A Sikorksy S92 aircraft operating from Aberdeen made a safe, precautionary landing at Sumburgh airport shortly after 0900 today to allow for engineering checks following detection of a technical issue.

“There were 17 passengers and two crew on board at the time. Onward travel for passengers will be arranged in due course.”