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Loganair plane lands on one engine at Stornoway

A full-scale alert was launched at Stornoway airport after a plane coming in from Benbecula reported technical difficulties.

Emergency services were scrambled and the pilot had to shut down one engine.

However, the Saab 340 plane, with four passengers and three crew members on board, landed safely.

Operator Loganair confirmed that the aircraft was the same one that was involved in a similar emergency at the end of July.

A spokesman for Loganair said: "The aircraft was subject to a full engineering investigation following the 27 July incident and a number of engine components were replaced and tested prior to the aircraft returning to service.

"Between 27 July and 28 September the aircraft has conducted 333 routine flights and carried 6,900 passengers.

"It would be premature to assume any link between the two incidents until the full facts of today's occurrence are known."

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