Emergency landing At Sumburgh, Scotland

Thursday, August 1, 2013
By George Hatcher


Photographer Okke Behm
On July 31, 2013, an Eastern Airways Saab 2000 was en route when pilots observed a warning light on the flight panel. The flight had to divert to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland, Scotland. Thirty oil workers were aboard. THere were thirty-two passengers and three crew.

Shetland’s air, sea and land rescue services responded to the scene, including auxiliary coastguard teams from Lerwick, Noness and Sumburgh. Emergency services were on standby on landing.

Pilots sent a 5.10pm. Mayday and made a safe landing.

None of the 35 aboard suffered injury. The fault was in the warning system.

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