Helicopter pilot in fatal crash ‘heading to Holbeach St Johns’

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A PILOT killed in a helicopter crash in Cambridgeshire is believed to have been flying to a South Holland airfield.

The accident happened at about 11.30am this morning in fields near Lancaster Way Business Park at Witchford, near Ely.

The ambulance service said the man, whose age is not known, was declared dead at the scene having suffered multiple injuries.

Eyewitnesses said they heard a bang and saw a black helicopter crash to the ground and land upside down.

The helicopter, thought to be a Robinson R22 two-seater, is believed to have been flying from Manston Airport in Kent to Fenland Airfield at Holbeach St Johns, however no-one at the airfield was available to confirm this.

An ambulance service hazardous area response team attended the incident, as well as an air ambulance.

Cambridgeshire Police have set up a cordon around the crash site but no roads have been closed.

Crash investigators will begin a probe into the cause of the incident.