Aldborough helicopter crash: Pilot killed as chopper plunges into field in North Yorkshire
A pilot has been killed in a helicopter crash in North Yorkshire, police confirmed.
Rescue services were called to the scene near Aldborough, Boroughbridge at around 1.20pm on Wednesday after the chopper plunged into a field.
Speaking at the scene of the accident, Superintendent Dave Hannan, of North Yorkshire Police, 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."
Mr Hannan said when officers arrived on the scene the helicopter was on fire, and that efforts are being made to establish where it was going.
Supt Hannan said although police are still unaware of what sort of helicopter was involved, they do n ot believe it to be a military vehicle.
He said: "The emergency services (including) ourselves, the ambulance service and the fire service, all attended, as did the air ambulance.
"We will be working through the night with those other agencies to establish who the pilot was."
The helicopter was not carrying any passengers, police added.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service said on Twitter that a number of engines from Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Harrogate and Ripon had been sent to the incident.
They said hoses were being used to "damp down the scene".
Additional reporting by PA.Source: Google News