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12 July 2018: Bembridge

Old 12th Jul 2018, 16:37
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Reports of a helicopter down at Bembridge Airport.

Quote from the Island Echo

'Crews are attempting to locate the aircraft, which is thought to have come down in woodland near the end of the runway'

According to Isle of Wight radio

"Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a helicopter has come down outside of Bembridge Airport.

One pilot and a passenger has sustained injuries.

The force says they were called at 3 pm.

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau is also at the incident, police say.
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12 July 2018: Bembridge

Emergency services have located the whereabouts of the aircraft, which has been confirmed as a Beagle Pup light aircraft. They were initially told it was a helicopter that had gone down.

Island Echo can reveal that the plane was sighted going down to the West of Bembridge Airport by a plane heading out of Sandown Airport. A helicopter imbound to Sandown Airport has circled the area to confirm the crash and has landed at the crash site.

Its thought that the 2 occupants are alive. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time however an air ambulance has been scrambled to Bembridge.
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From stuff coming from Sandown, a helicopter with pax very nearby landed and provided immediate assistance before the emergency services got there. That is probably the reason for the confusion.

AAIB have announced that they're attending.

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