An offshore helicopter was forced into an emergency landing at a Shetland airport today after being struck by lightning.
The incident occurred around 9.40am, with the Babcock aircraft returning to Sumburgh after reporting the strike.
Shetland coastguard tasked the Lerwick lifeboat and coast rescue team, alongside Sumburgh coast rescue team, to the airport as a precaution.
A spokeswoman said no emergency Mayday warning was issued, however, the emergency crews were informed by the airport of the incident.
The helicopter, with 14 onboard, safely landed at 10.19am before the lifeboat and coastguard teams stood down three minutes later.
All aboard are said to be safe and well.
A Babcock spokesman said: “I can confirm that a Babcock S-92 en-route to an offshore installation returned to the Sumburgh base this morning after the crew reported a suspected lightning strike.
“The aircraft landed safely.
“It will now be subject to a detailed investigation by the engineering teams.”