Bristow offshore helicopter makes emergency landing at Sumburgh

One of Bristow's Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.
One of Bristow's Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.

A Bristow offshore helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at Sumburgh Airport on Shetland today after raising an alarm.

The Sikorksy S92 aircraft was understood to have 20 crew on board.

Bristow Helicopters confirmed that all made a “safe, precautionary landing” shortly after 10:30am.

Emergency vehicles were stood down upon arrival at Sumburgh.

A spokesman for Bristow Helicopters said: “A Sikorksy S92 aircraft operating from Aberdeen made a safe, precautionary landing in Sumburgh shortly after 10:30am today (Wednesday, June 19, 2019) to allow for engineering checks following a minor technical issue.

“Onward travel for passengers will be arranged in due course.”

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