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Fire warning Loganair plane lands safely at Sumburgh

Loganair plane after landing Image copyright Ronnie Robertson

A full emergency was declared at Sumburgh Airport when a flight from Aberdeen issued a mayday over a warning light.

Loganair said an engine fire warning light was activated on the Saab 2000 on Wednesday evening.

The engine was shut down and the aircraft - carrying 46 passengers and three crew - landed safely.

Fire crews from Lerwick and Sandwick attended but no traces of fire or any other damage was found.

A Loganair spokesman said: "Flight BE6780 carrying 46 passengers and three crew declared a May Day shortly before landing in Sumburgh last night.

"The captain received a fire caution indication from the port-side engine, which was shut down as is standard operating procedure.

"Passengers were briefed by the crew ahead of landing and the aircraft touched down safely.

"Emergency crews met the Saab 2000 aircraft to carry out an external inspection of the engine on the runway as is procedure. No traces of fire or any other damage were found."

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