A Scottish Government spokesman said:
We are aware that a helicopter has ditched in the North Sea, south of Sumburgh.
And we understand that all 19 people on board are now safe and well following the dispatch of emergency services to the site.
Scottish ministers are being kept updated on the situation and we will release further information when it becomes known.
More top news
Police are trying to find the driver of the car following the incident in Kingfisher Close, Brownhills.
An unnamed man died at the scene, while a woman was pronounced dead after being taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, south-west London.
Eastern areas will see a few showers coming in on the northeasterly breeze