Warning light prompts Bristow emergency landing
May 1, 2014 By The Evening Express
May 1, 2014, Shetland, Scotland - A warning light on an offshore helicopter sparked an emergency landing on Wednesday.
Airport fire crews were on scene as a Bristow helicopter had to carry
out the emergency landing at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland.
A spokesman for Sumburgh Airport said: “The airport’s fire crew was
called this morning at 11am as a precautionary measure due a warning
“The aircraft landed at 11.08am and crews were stood down fairly quickly.
“Full details of the problem are not yet known.”
A spokeswoman for Bristow Helicopters Ltd said: “We can confirm that an
Airbus EC225 helicopter was diverted to Sumburgh Airport today after a
caution light illuminated in the cockpit.
“The aircraft was undertaking a routine crew change flight to an
offshore installation and had 18 passengers and two crew on-board at the
“The aircraft landed safely at Sumburgh Airport at approximately 11am
and is currently undergoing a fault diagnosis to establish the required
“The landing itself was uneventful but Sumburgh Airport mobilised the emergency services as a matter of routine.
“Flight safety is Bristow’s first priority and we will always investigate prior to further flight.”