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The investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the helicopter crash near Burton-in-Lonsdale continues.
We can now provide the names of those who we believe to be the two people who sadly died in the crash.
We believe they were local man 66-year-old Ian Macdonald and 16-year-old Admasu Birhan Tefera, a German national.
Formal identification is yet to take place.
Please respect the families' privacy at this time.
UPDATE 4.30pm Monday 6 June 2022
A full investigation is underway into the cause of a helicopter crash near Ingleton.
The incident happened shortly before midday in a field off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale.
Two people were sadly killed as a result of the crash. Their families are being supported by specially trained officers.
There was not believed to be anyone else on board the helicopter.
There is a full road closure at the A65 and at the junction of Bentham Moor Road.
People are urged to continue to avoid the area.
We thank local residents for their patience and co-operation.
STATEMENT 1.04pm Monday 20 June 2022
Emergency services are at the scene of an incident off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale, where a helicopter has crashed into a field.
The incident happened shortly before midday.
People are strongly urged to avoid the area.
No further information is available at this time.
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