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'Faulty indicator' hits Bond Super Puma helicopter

A Super Puma helicopter made a "precautionary" landing on a North Sea oil platform amid fears of a technical fault, its operator has said.

Bond said the EC 225 was heading for the Forties Unity platform on Tuesday but instead landed on the Forties Charlie installation after a warning light came on.

It is understood it related to the helicopter's tail rotor.

The Super Puma was carrying 18 passengers and two crew.

No-one was injured.

Bond issued a statement saying an indicator had been faulty.

It said: "As suspected this was an issue with the indicator, not the helicopter. It is now fully cleared for flight and completely airworthy and en route back to Aberdeen.

"Transport for passengers is being arranged."

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