Aug 23 2013
The coastguard is responding to reports that a helicopter has ditched into the sea near Shetland.
Lifeboats from Aith and Lerwick have been sent to the scene of the reported crash, two miles west of Sumburgh airport on Shetland.
A coastguard spokesman said they received a distress call at around 7pm on Friday.
The BBC reported that the helicopter was carrying 18 people and that a ferry travelling between Shetland and Aberdeen has been diverted to the scene.