Investigation into 'copter crash

AN INVESTIGATION is today under way after a helicopter crew from Wattisham airfield was forced to make an emergency landing.A routine exercise turned into a scare for two flight members of the Fourth Regiment Army Air Corps when their Lynx helicopter experienced technical trouble in the air.

AN INVESTIGATION is today under way after a helicopter crew from Wattisham airfield was forced to make an emergency landing.

A routine exercise turned into a scare for two flight members of the Fourth Regiment Army Air Corps when their Lynx helicopter experienced technical trouble in the air.

The emergency landing, at approximately 8.15am yesterday, was made at Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

An Army spokesman confirmed the crew members were not injured.


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He said: "At 8.15am yesterday a Lynx Mark 7 helicopter from the Fourth Regiment Army Air Corps performed an emergency landing.

"It is believed to have experienced technical difficulties and carried out an emergency landing due east of Upavon Camp on the Wiltshire training area.

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"There were no injuries and investigations are now underway into the cause - but investigations like this take time."

An area has been cordoned off while the investigations are made.

A Wiltshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed that paramedics attended the scene of the landing but said no patients were taken to hospital.

A spokesman from the Ministry of Defence said although it was a Wattisham helicopter, it was being temporarily based at Upavon for the duration of the training exercise.

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