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Investigations continue into deadly helicopter crash in North Yorkshire as man killed is named

Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd CBE was killed in the helicopter crash near Boroughbridge.
Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd CBE was killed in the helicopter crash near Boroughbridge.

Investigations are continuing today into a helicopter crash in North Yorkshire which claimed a man's life.

Emergency services were called to the crash site near Aldborough, Boroughbridge, shortly after at 1.20pm yesterday.

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Issuing an update this morning, North Yorkshire Police said: "Sadly, the pilot of the private aircraft was pronounced dead at the scene following the helicopter near Aldborough yesterday.

“Whilst we await formal identification, we believe he is Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

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The force said Mr Dodd’s family has been informed and were being supported by specially trained officers.

A spokesman added: "The force request the family’s privacy at this very sad time."

Officers remain at the today scene alongside the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.