Eighteen passengers had to leave a plane through over-wing exits after it was forced to return to Aberdeen.
The aircraft declared an emergency after a cockpit warning light relating to the nose landing gear came on.
The flight, which originally left the Granite City at 9.53am, was due to fly to Sumburgh airport with an estimated arrival on Shetland at 10.50am
However, according to FlightRadar24, the aircraft circled over the airfield on the island before turning back to Aberdeen.
The Eastern Airways flight circled over Cove and Portlethen before landing safely at Aberdeen airport.
An Aberdeen airport spokeswoman said: “The flight turned back to Aberdeen (from Sumburgh) and we declared emergency protocol.”
The spokeswoman added: “All passengers have been disembarked and plane is being inspected.”
An Eastern Airways spokesperson, said: “Charter flight EZE1035 from Aberdeen to Sumburgh made a precautionary return to Aberdeen following a cockpit warning indication relating to the nose landing gear.
“The Jetstream 41 aircraft with 18 passengers and three crew on board landed safely at Aberdeen at 1235.
“As a precautionary measure the passengers disembarked the aircraft via an over-wing exit.
“Engineers will be inspecting the aircraft.
“We apologise to passengers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our passengers and crew is paramount.”