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Passengers Make Miraculous Escape After Helicopter Crashes Upside Down In Field

Passengers Make Miraculous Escape After Helicopter Crashes Upside Down In Field

Emergency services remain at the scene

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

A helicopter has landed upside down in a field after attempting an emergency landing - and miraculously, nobody has suffered serious injuries.


Photographs of the dramatic moment have surfaced online showing the wreckage, which landed in a field near to Herne Bay in Kent.

Reports state that there were four people on board, three passengers and the pilot, with emergency services stating that the situation is 'under control'.

The official account for KFRS wrote: "Firefighters are currently on the scene of a #helicopter crash near #A299 Thanet Way and Heart In Hand Road, near #HerneBay.

"Thanks to everyone who has called this in, however the scene now under control and being dealt with by emergency services."

The pilot and passengers were treated at the scene, according to BBC Radio Kent.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman told Kent Online: "Firefighters were called to reports of a helicopter crash in the vicinity of A299 Thanet Way and Heart In Hand Road, near Herne Bay.

"Thankfully there was no fire or persons trapped, so crews were able to make the scene safe while paramedics provided care to the pilot and passengers.

"The scene has now been passed to Kent Police to liaise with air accident investigators."


The aircraft has now been cordoned off, while officers from Kent Police are making sure people stay away from the scene.

Speaking to LADbible, a police spokesperson said: "Kent Police was contacted at 10.05am on Sunday 26 July 2020 and notified that a helicopter had carried out an emergency landing in a field near Heart in Hand Road, Herne Bay.

"Officers are attending the scene along with partner agencies. No serious injuries have been reported. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed."

According to online reports, a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter was in the Herne Bay area at about 10am this morning before it disappeared from air traffic radar. It's not confirmed whether this is the same helicopter yet.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: UK News