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North Sea helicopter in emergency landing at Sumburgh

Sumburgh Airport Image copyright Nicholas Mutton/Geograph
Image caption The helicopter was redirected from Aberdeen to Sumburgh

A helicopter taking workers off a North Sea platform was forced to make an emergency landing in Shetland after a warning light came on.

The Sikorsky S-92, with 16 people on board, was redirected from Aberdeen to Sumburgh after the warning was triggered in the cockpit.

It had been involved in the evacuation of 38 non-essential staff from BP's Magnus platform after a power-related incident.

The helicopter landed safely at 21:30.

About 120 essential staff are still on the Magnus installation, 100 miles north-east of Shetland.

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