Two people have died after a helicopter crashed into a field in North Yorkshire, with those nearby ‘strongly’ urged to stay away from the scene.
Police raced to the incident, which happened close to Rivers Edge Holiday Home & Lodge Park.
The cause remains unknown, but police gave an update this afternoon to say there had been two fatalities, and their families are being supported.
The aircraft came down shortly before midday, off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale.
North Yorkshire Police said: ‘A full investigation is underway into the cause of a helicopter crash near Ingleton.
‘Two people were sadly killed as a result of the crash. Their families are being supported by specially trained officers.
‘There is a full road closure at the A65 and at the junction of Bentham Moor Road. People are urged to continue to avoid the area. We thank local residents for their patience and co-operation.’
A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said they dispatched ‘a number of resources’ to the scene.
A statement read: ‘Emergency services are at the scene of an incident off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale, where a helicopter has crashed into a field.’
TAP – No cause. No close up picture. Roads sealed. A number of flights are reporting control of craft issues – and the area near Menwith Hills is notable for being an area where incidents are more common.
Was there another passenger?