RAF Chinook rescues stranded Sea King

The Chinook transferred the Sea King to a waiting low loader. Credit: MoD

A Chinook helicopter stepped in to rescue a stranded Sea King after crew identified a potential defect and landed the aircraft in Glen Coe during a training exercise.

Because of the remote location the crew were forced to down the aircraft a Chinook was dispatched to lift the stranded helicopter on to a low loader just over a mile away which transported it on for repairs.

The Chinook transferred the Sea King to a waiting low loader. Credit: MoD

The Ministry of Defence said the incident had a "happy ending resulting from rapid professional and extensive inter-service co-operation between the RN, the RAF and supporting civilian engineering contractors."