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Old 17th Dec 2013, 11:16
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Savoia
 
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EC225 Cockpit Warning Light - Again!!

Incidents of warning lights coming on in cockpits seem to be a regular occurrence on helicopters bound for the North Sea. Our STV colleagues have more about this morning's alert at Aberdeen Airport.

A Super Puma helicopter was forced to land at Aberdeen Airport after a caution light came on the cockpit.


Emergency landing: Super Puma EC225 lands at Aberdeen Airport after caution light comes on

The Eurocopter EC225 landed at around 8.15am on Tuesday and emergency services were mobilised.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended but were not required and the helicopter landed safely.

A spokeswoman for helicopter operator CHC said it landed as a “precautionary measure”.

A spokeswoman for Aberdeen Airport confirmed a helicopter emergency landed at the airport at around 8.15am.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 8.10am on Tuesday reporting a full emergency in relation to a helicopter.

“We responded however the helicopter landed safely without incident and we returned to base.”

A spokeswoman for helicopter operators CHC said: “We had an EC225 helicopter land safely at Aberdeen Airport at around 8.15am on Tuesday after a caution light came on.

“The airport mobilised the emergency services as a matter of routine however we would stress that this was a non-emergency event and the aircraft landed as a precautionary measure.

“Safety is always a priority and the helicopter landed at the airport as a precautionary measure. It will be inspected by engineers before being returned to service.”
Super Puma lands at Aberdeen Airport after caution light comes on | Aberdeen & North | News | STV
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