Man killed in helicopter crash near Boroughbridge named as Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd

A man killed in a helicopter crash in Harrogate yesterday has been named as Barry Dodd CBE, the Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire.

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 4:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st May 2018, 4:07 pm
Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd CBE.

Witnesses described an "enormous explosion" as the helicopter crashed in a crop field at Aldborough near Boroughbridge at about 1.30pm yesterday.

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Its officers were working alongside investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority, which will examine the cause of the crash.

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"One man, believed to be the pilot of the private aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene. No further casualties have been reported.

"Clearly this is a tragic event and thoughts are very much with his family and friends. No further information is available at the present time."

Mr Dodd was also a former chairman of York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.