Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Pilot dies as helicopter crashes into field in North Yorkshire

A pilot has died after a helicopter crashed into a field in North Yorkshire.

There were no other passengers.
The helicopter was on fire when emergency services arrived at the scene near Aldborough.

Firefighters from Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Harrogate and Ripon were sent to the site shortly before 1.30pm.

Police and paramedics also attended.

Firefighters used hose reels to dampen down the scene before crews left about three hours later.

North Yorkshire Police said the aircraft came down in a crop field and the area had been cordoned off.
The Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) says it has sent a team to the scene to look into the downing of the helicopter.

Speaking at the scene, North Yorkshire Police superintendent Dave Hannan said: "Unfortunately I can report that one person, the pilot, is deceased in the helicopter.

"We are working with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the Civil Aviation Authority to establish what the cause of that crash was and who the pilot may be."

SKY     News.

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