Two folks have died after a helicopter crashed right into a discipline on the sting of the Yorkshire Dales right now with reportedly as much as three folks on board.
North Yorkshire Police confirmed the deaths of the 2 individuals who had been onboard the helicopter earlier than emergency companies had been scrambled to Burton-in-Lonsdale in North Yorkshire.
Video of the aftermath confirmed not less than 4 hearth vans and an air ambulance on the scene, which is near Bentham Highway.
The helicopter is known to return down in a discipline close to the Rivers Edge Caravan Park at round noon. The reason for the crash within the village is just not but recognized. Nobody else is believed to have been on board.
Two folks have died after a helicopter crashed right into a discipline on the sting of the Yorkshire Dales right now with reportedly as much as three folks on board. Pictured: Emergency companies had been scrambled to Burton-in-Lonsdale in North Yorkshire right now following the helicopter crash (circled)
Locals are stated to have been informed there was a pilot and as much as three passengers onboard the helicopter earlier than emergency companies had been scrambled to Burton-in-Lonsdale in North Yorkshire shortly earlier than noon. Video of the aftermath confirmed not less than 4 hearth vans and an air ambulance on the scene right now, near Bentham Highway
Locals are stated to have been informed there was a pilot and as much as three passengers onboard the helicopter. Pictured: The reason for the crash right now is just not but recognized and it is usually unknown whether or not anybody was injured within the incident
The scorched tree (centre) is alleged to be the place the helicopter crashed
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service attended the incident which occurred shortly earlier than noon this morning
The power stated: ‘A full investigation is below manner into the reason for a helicopter crash close to Ingleton.
‘The incident occurred shortly earlier than noon in a discipline off Bentham Highway close to Burton in Lonsdale.
‘Two folks had been sadly killed on account of the crash. Their households are being supported by specifically educated officers.
‘There’s a full highway closure on the A65 and on the junction of Bentham Moor Highway. Individuals are urged to proceed to keep away from the world. We thank native residents for his or her endurance and co-operation.’
Witness Bez Beresford, who took images and recorded video of the scene right now, stated there have been ‘dozens of emergency automobiles’ current in Burton-in-Lonsdale, which is close to the border with Lancashire and Cumbria.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman stated: ‘Emergency companies are on the scene of an incident off Bentham Highway close to Burton-in-Lonsdale, the place a helicopter has crashed right into a discipline. The incident occurred shortly earlier than noon. Individuals are strongly urged to keep away from the world.’
Ben Slinger, 35, the supervisor of a neighborhood fabrications enterprise stated locals had been informed there was a pilot and not less than one passenger onboard the helicopter earlier than it crashed into the sphere in Burton.
He stated he had spoken to different locals on the scene who believed police and hearth crews had been trying to find a person who could have ‘bailed out’ earlier than the helicopter went down.
Mr Slinger stated: ‘The helicopter was on hearth. We heard that the pilot was alive, however one or two different folks had been lacking and should have bailed out of the helicopter earlier than it crashed.
‘I feel police helicopters had been trying to find anyone.
‘We went for a glance because it’s solely not far away and anyone stated that. The hearth crew had been looking up and down the fields, and there was a police helicopter with a thermal imaging digicam.
‘It actually seemed like they had been on the lookout for anyone. We might see the hearth brigade looking the fields.’
There was an enormous emergency companies response with ambulance, hearth and police all on the scene of the helicopter crash close to Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire
The Air Accidents Investigation Department has additionally been knowledgeable in regards to the crash. Pictured: The scene with firefighters and police strolling across the space within the inexperienced fields as a hearth truck is parked by a fence
North Yorkshire Police stated that two folks have died after a helicopter crashed in a discipline close to Burton in Lonsdale. Pictured: The scene of the deadly helicopter crash close to Burton
Mr Slinger stated his consideration was solely drawn to the crash when an air ambulance arrived on scene after mid-day.
He stated: ‘I did not hear something. The primary I heard was the ambulance. I then had a glance spherical to see what was occurring.
‘We do not get many helicopters touchdown spherical us. I form of know the one who farms the sphere. My first concern was one thing occurring to him.
‘Then I discovered it was a helicopter crash, which was a shock.’
Locals from the close by Rivers Edge Vacation House & Lodge Park caravan web site, in Ingleton, stated they had been left in ‘shock’ following the crash earlier within the day.
One of many web site’s workers members confirmed that individuals from the positioning had ‘assisted’ with the incident however wouldn’t give any additional particulars.
She stated: ‘There was a crash. Folks from the positioning went over and assisted. The supervisor is a bit in shock.’
A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesman stated: ‘Yorkshire Ambulance Service dispatched numerous sources to the scene.’
It additionally confirmed this included an air ambulance however wouldn’t say the variety of casualties.
A staff from the Air Accidents Investigation Department been knowledgeable in regards to the crash and are on-route to the positioning.
A spokesperson for the AAIB stated: ‘We’ve got been notified of an accident close to Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire involving a lightweight helicopter.
‘An investigation has been launched and a staff of inspectors are travelling to the accident web site to start making enquiries.’
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