EAST YORKS: A helicopter carrying ten people made an emergency landing yesterday at a tiny airfield on the East Yorkshire coast.
The Bristow S-76 was carrying eight passengers and two crew to an offshore rig from Humberside Airport when it developed a technical problem.
It landed at the tiny Hollym airfield on the outskirts of Withernsea at 9.50am.
Bristow said the helicopter landed safely and no one was injured.
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A spokesman said: "A Sikorsky S-76 helicopter operating out of Humberside Airport made a precautionary landing this morning during a routine flight to an offshore installation. The helicopter, which had eight passengers and two crew on board, landed safely at Hollym airfield, near Withernsea.
"Flight safety is Bristow's first priority; we will always investigate any defect prior to further flight."
HULL: A city MP has hit out at Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's claims the coalition worked hard to bring Siemens to Hull.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: "On the basis of a few phone calls, Nick Clegg tries to claim credit for the hard graft done by many in Hull over the past few years to bring Siemens to Hull – notably in the Hull business community and the local authority."
Siemens is set to open a turbine factory at Alexandra Dock.
E RIDING: There are concerns over the levels of two watercourses in the region.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Foulness and the Market Weighton Canal, with levels reaching 1.4m at Welham Bridge.