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Helicopters in Shetland near-miss

Two helicopters were involved in a near-miss over Shetland last year, it has been revealed.

A Eurocopter EC135 passed within 100ft (30m) of a Sikorsky S92 that was on approach to Scatsta Airport in September when they were over the northern isle of Yell.

The S92 pilot had to take evasive action.

It was deemed a category 'A' incident - the highest risk rating - in a report released by the UK Airprox Board.

The report said: "The pilot of the EC135 did not see the S92."

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