Two people confirmed dead in Yorkshire Dales helicopter crash
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Two people have died after a helicopter crashed in the Yorkshire Dales, it has been confirmed.
The aircraft came down in a field off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire, just before noon.
Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were scrambled to the scene at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales as police urged people to avoid the area.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "A full investigation is underway into the cause of a helicopter crash near Ingleton.
"Two people were sadly killed as a result of the crash. Their families are being supported by specially trained officers."
The force said a full road closure was in place on the A65 and at the junction of Bentham Moor Road and have urged people to avoid the area.