Page last updated at 08:11 GMT, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 09:11 UK

Super Puma forced to make landing

Safe Caledonia
The helicopter, operated by CHC, landed on the Safe Caledonia

A Super Puma helicopter has been involved in a "precautionary landing" while flying over the North Sea.

The helicopter, operated by CHC, landed safely on the Safe Caledonia after reporting a fuel problem on its way to Aberdeen from the Sedco 714 rig.

The company said it was a precautionary landing. There were 19 passengers and two crew on board.

The incident happened on Monday morning. The helicopter was assessed, then flew back to Aberdeen.

A CHC spokesperson said: "CHC can confirm that an EC225 aircraft made a precautionary landing this morning after indications of a fuel-related technical issue aboard.

"The aircraft was returning to Aberdeen from the Sedco 714 drilling rig, with 19 passengers and two crew aboard, when it made the precautionary landing aboard the Safe Caledonia, approximately 240km east of Aberdeen.

"It landed safely. The helicopter has since been fully inspected by engineers, and has now flown back to Aberdeen."

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