A HELICOPTER had to turn back to Aberdeen after its passenger doors would not open on a North Sea platform.
A Sikorsky S-92 helicopter carrying 18 oil workers and two pilots landed at the Brae Alpha platform but the passenger door would not open.
Helicopter company CHC, which was operating the flight, today confirmed they had to return to Aberdeen with all of its passengers on board, despite the door not working.
The helicopter had a drop down door which means the bottom half of the door folds out to be the stairs for the passengers to step down on.
A CHC spokeswoman today said it’s normal procedure to “return to base” when an incident like this occurs.
She said: “An offshore flight returned to Aberdeen after the passenger door would not open at its destination.
“The passengers and crew landed safely at Aberdeen at 9.45am.”