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Man killed in North Yorkshire helicopter crash

[P]olice have confirmed that one man has died following a helicopter crash in North Yorkshire.

Officers were called to the incident, in a crop field near Aldborough, Boroughbridge, at 1.23pm today.

Fire and ambulance crews also attended.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “One man, believed to be the pilot of the private aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene. No further casualties have been reported.

“Officers have cordoned off the area and conducted a search of the area.

“Some officers remain at the scene and the Civil Aviation Authority is also at the scene, where it will carry out an investigation into the cause of the crash.

“North Yorkshire Police is not yet in a position to name the deceased.”

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