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UPDATE: Air crash near Bentham. TWo killed

A helicopter has crashed in a field this lunchtime near Bentham Road, Burton in Lonsdale.

Emergency services are at the scene of an incident off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale, where a helicopter has crashed into a field.

The incident happened shortly before midday, say North Yorkshire Police.  A full investigation is underway into the cause of a helicopter crash near Ingleton.

The incident happened shortly before midday in a field off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale.

Two people were sadly killed as a result of the crash. Their families are being supported by specially trained officers.

There was not believed to be anyone else on board the helicopter.

There is a full road closure at the A65 and at the junction of Bentham Moor Road.  People are urged to continue to avoid the area.

Police thank local residents for their patience and co-operation.

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