Photo gallery: Wreckage of helicopter is loaded onto truck at scene of Gillingham crash

The remains of the helicopter that crashed at Gillingham loaded on a truck. Photo by Simon Finlay. The remains of the helicopter that crashed at Gillingham loaded on a truck. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Sunday, March 16, 2014
11:06 AM

The recovery effort is continuing at Gillingham as air crash investigators begin to remove the wreckage of the helicopter.

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Investigators from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) are at the scene of the crash today, and loaded the remains of the main body of the aircraft onto a truck.

They have also been sifting through the wreckage and removing sections from the site.

The AAIB took over as the investigators yesterday.

Four people died when the AgustaWestland AW139 crashed in a field off the A143 Yarmouth Road, near Beccles, in heavy fog on Thursday evening.

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It was taking off from Gillingham Hall, home of Edward Haughey, Lord Ballyedmond, who died in the crash.

The other victims were Declan Small, a site foreman for Lord Ballyedmond’s company, and pilots Carl Dickerson and Lee Hoyle.

Detectives with specialist skills from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation team last night said they were satisfied there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

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