Brit helicopter crashes after horror nosedive – two injured

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A HELICOPTER has crashed in Buckinghamshire leaving two people injured after a horror nosedive.

Denham helicopter crash

CRASH: A helicopter has nosedived into the ground (Pic: SWNS)

The duo were pulled from the wreckage this afternoon at Denham Aerodrome.

Photos show the helicopter upside down.

One has suffered serious injuries, while the other victim’s are minor.

An eyewitness said: “I live about 800 yards away. I literally got in from my front door sat and sat down at the table when I heard this loud boom.

“It was a massive boom. The pilot’s head was split and there was blood pouring all over his face.

“There were two male patients in the helicopter – one had sustained minor injuries and the other serious, but not life-threatening injuries”

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“He was not in a good way.”

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: “We received an emergency 999 call at 3.07pm reporting a training helicopter having crashed at Denham Aerodrome.

“We sent an ambulance, a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle, a Tactical Advisor and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance to the scene.

“There were two male patients in the helicopter – one had sustained minor injuries and the other serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

“The second patient was taken to Wexham Park Hospital by road after initial treatment at the scene; the patient with minor injuries was treated and discharged at the scene.”

Fellow witness Daniel Taylor, 39, said he saw the helicopter “smashed to pieces”.

He said: “The workers at the ground were trying to usher people away saying there was nothing to see.

“I turned around to one of the workers and said ‘Nothing to see? A helicopter had just crashed. What do you mean?

“It wasn’t a big helicopter – it was a small one they call a Grasshopper.

“It’s obviously gone round too quick, come down and smashed to pieces.

“There were about four or five ambulances which turned up. It turned into quite the scene.”

It comes days after five people – including Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – were killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday outside the King Power Stadium.

The helicopter took off on the pitch following Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

But it then crashed into a car park outside the ground, also killing pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz, along with staff members Kaveporn Punpare and Nursara Suknamai.

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