Helicopter Makes Precautionary Landing On St Mary’s

A British International Helicopters aircraft has made a precautionary landing at St Mary’s airport this morning.

We understand an emergency fire alarm light came on in the cockpit as the 10.00am helicopter was leaving Tresco for the mainland.

A fire engine and ambulance was dispatched from Porthmellon to the airport.

The Sikorsky S-61 landed safely.

British International CEO, Tony Jones, told Radio Scilly news there was no actual fire. He says ‘spurious fire warnings’ are not uncommon in helicopters.

An engineer was called out and the helicopter is now back in service.

 



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