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    A pilot has been killed in a helicopter crash near Sandtoft, Doncaster, Sky sources say.

    The aircraft came down near the town of Sandtoft.

    It was thought to have been travelling either to or from Leeds Bradford airport.

    Both South Yorkshire and Humberside fire and rescue services are attending the scene.

    Sky sources say passers-by tried to revive the pilot after the crash.
    Last edited by Shaggy; 2009-02-14, 15:27.
    Lee "Shaggy" Shand

  • #2
    I think I read that this was his first solo flight.... maybe panic set in


    • #3
      May God help this brave soul to find peace in the afterlife. My condolences go out to his family and friends, and I hope that they can take comfort in the fact that he passed while engaged in an activity that he obviously enjoyed.
      Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.


      • #4
        The problem gets noticed and repaired in flight - it malfunctionates, but the helicopter/lane is able to bypass the failure, and the dead component is replaced. the probability is done so that you return safely. Most of the critical helicopter falures appear suddenly after all, regardless of how often you perform the routine checks. That's really sad! Hilo Bay Helicopter Tours