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Warning light prompts Bristow emergency landing

May 1, 2014, Shetland, Scotland - A warning light on an offshore helicopter sparked an emergency landing on Wednesday.


May 1, 2014
By The Evening Express

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
light.

“The aircraft landed at 11.08am and crews were stood down fairly quickly.

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“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
time.

“The aircraft landed safely at Sumburgh Airport at approximately 11am
and is currently undergoing a fault diagnosis to establish the required
maintenance actions.

“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.”


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