Harrogate police

Investigation into helicopter crash continues


The investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the helicopter crash near Burton-in-Lonsdale continues.

Police have now provided the names of those who we believe to be the two people who died in the crash.

Police believe they were local man 66-year-old Ian Macdonald and 16-year-old Admasu Birhan Tefera, a German national.

Formal identification is yet to take place.

A full investigation is underway into the cause of the helicopter crash near Ingleton.

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

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