Britain Helicopter Hell Goes On

Another helicopter crashes in Britain in Norfolk. At least 4 people dead, among them is Lord Ballyedmond, who was one of Northern Ireland’s richest men.

It is not yet known what caused the fiery crash.

Read more on the Norfolk helicopter crash.

This is the first major air disaster in Britain this year.

Last year there were four major air disasters in the UK all involving helicopters, with a combined death total standing at 16 fatalities while scores of people were injured.

Britain Air Disasters 2013 Timeline:

  • 16 January 2013 — an Agusta AW109 collided with the jib of a construction crane and crashed in Vauxhall, London, killing the pilot and a pedestrian on the ground. Five people were taken to hospital and seven more were treated at the scene.
  • 23 August 2013 — A Super Puma L2 helicopter G-WNSB fell into the North Sea. The aircraft experienced a hard impact and overturned shortly after hitting the water. Four passengers were killed, while both crew and a further 12 passengers were rescued, most with injuries.
  • 29 November 2013 — Glasgow police helicopter crash. Eight people are known to have died in the accident: the three crew members of the helicopter, and five on the ground. Police are concerned more casualties may be discovered as the rescue and recovery operation continues.
  • Also, on July 20, 2013 — two British fly fishermen were killed in the north of Russia, when a Eurocopter-120 helicopter keeled over and struck them with its rotor blades.

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