Two people dead after helicopter crash in North Yorkshire

The incident took place in a field near Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire earlier today

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Two people have died after a helicopter crashed in a field near Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire Police said.

The force said: “A full investigation is under way into the cause of a helicopter crash near Ingleton.

“The incident happened shortly before midday in a field off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale.

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The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service attended the scene
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service attended the scene
Burton in Lonsdale
Burton in Lonsdale

“Two people were sadly killed as a result of the crash. Their families are being supported by specially trained officers.

"There was not believed to be anyone else on board the helicopter.

“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.”

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service attended the incident, a spokeswoman confirmed, but she could not provide further details.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service also said it “dispatched a number of resources to the scene” but gave no further details.