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Old 2nd May 2007, 08:21
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Helicopter missing after Chelsea v Liverpool match

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Missing helicopter in Cambridgeshire

From the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6614347.stm

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Search on for missing helicopter
A search is taking place for a helicopter that failed to arrive at its destination in Cambridgeshire early on Wednesday morning.
The aircraft took off from John Lennon Airport, Merseyside, at 2300 BST on Tuesday and the last contact was made with it just under two hours later.

The helicopter was carrying four people to Thornhaugh, west of Peterborough.

Cambridgeshire Police said a search had resumed after an earlier operation was called off because of poor visibility.

Helicopters and police search teams have returned to scour an area north of Peterborough.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman said: "The helicopter is thought to have disappeared from radar screens shortly after 0030 BST.

"It is thought to have been somewhere near the Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Cambridgeshire border when it vanished."
Any one got any more details? Type would be interesting to know.
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Old 2nd May 2007, 08:22
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Helicopter missing after Chelsea v Liverpool match

i belive a helicopter crashed last night returning from chelsea/liverpool match
any got any details
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Old 2nd May 2007, 08:24
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Helicopter missing after Chelsea v Liverpool match

Breaking news coming in on helicopter missing after leaving John Lennon airport last night.

Rumours that helicopter had Chelsea FC officials onboard.

Will be an unbelievable coincidence if the Chelsea link is correct following the tragic death of former chairman Matthew Harding several years back.....
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Sky Story

Sky News reporting it here
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/...263728,00.html
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Old 2nd May 2007, 08:29
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Aircraft is G-BYPA, registered to Judith and Phillip Carter of Peterborough.
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Old 2nd May 2007, 08:32
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Chelsea Football Club have stated that no Club officials are missing or unaccounted for.
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There is a Sir Philip Carter who is President of Everton FC.
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A Sir Phillip Carter is President of Everton FC and former chairman.
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Is that reg not an Atlas heli?
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According to UEFA.com a chap by the same name is president of Everton. Bruce Buck is President of Chelsea.
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This Carter is the CEO of Carter & Carter, quoted company in vocational learning. Company's shares are suspended this morning.
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The whole of PPRuNe is a "rumour section", the "Ru" = Rumour... and thus best to carry on the thread here in Rotorheads section I would have thought...

The Sporting Life article here says that no Chelsea people were on board, but appears to corroborate the fact that an AS355 is missing en route Liverpool John Lennon Airport (dep 23.00) to a private site at Peterborough (reported missing at 00.30)
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lets hope for the best
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The volume of stories reporting this is increasing rapidly. Given the names being quoted in the articles and it being "their own helicopter", it would suggest the missing one is AS355F2 G-BYPA.
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BBC Have a bit more info:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6614347.stm

Search on for missing helicopter

A helicopter believed to be carrying a wealthy Chelsea FC supporter has been reported missing after taking off from Liverpool on Tuesday night.
Police are looking for wreckage west of Peterborough after the aircraft carrying Phillip Carter and three other people disappeared from radar screens.

Mr Carter is the founder of firm Carter & Carter and was at Chelsea's Champions League game against Liverpool.

A spokeswoman said Mr Carter, the pilot and up to three passengers were aboard.

She said: "At this moment we are praying and hoping for the best.

"Phillip Carter was returning from the Liverpool football match. We have not had any reported sightings at the moment.

"We do not know where he and his passengers are. There have been reports that the helicopter has come down but we cannot confirm anything."

Poor visibility

The Twin Squirrel aircraft took off from John Lennon Airport, Merseyside, at 2300 BST on Tuesday and the last contact was made with it just under two hours later.

The helicopter was due to land in Thornhaugh, west of Peterborough.

Cambridgeshire Police said a search for it had resumed on Wednesday morning after being called off earlier because of poor visibility.

A spokeswoman said: "The helicopter is thought to have disappeared from radar screens shortly after 0030 BST.

"It is thought to have been somewhere near the Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Cambridgeshire border when it vanished."
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The President of Everton FC is Sir Philip Carter spelt with one "L".

The missing Squirrel belongs to Phillip Carter, with 2 x "L" in his name.

Shares in Carter & Carter PLC, are suspended this morning.
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thanks ppheli - sarcastic comments always appreciated when dealing with a sensitive matter such as this.
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