Retford: Helicopter crash victims named

Picture shows the scene of a helicopter crash off the coast of Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire. It has been confirmed that two men died in the crash. rossparry.co.uk / Steven Schofield
Picture shows the scene of a helicopter crash off the coast of Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire. It has been confirmed that two men died in the crash. rossparry.co.uk / Steven Schofield
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The two men that died after a helicopter on its way to Retford crashed off the East coast on Tuesday 12th September have been named.

The pilot was Captain Brian Bridgman, 58, of Canterbury in Kent.

The passenger was John Stephen Kent, aged 50, from Romford in Essex.

The helicopter was due to refuel at Humberside Aiport before continuing on to Retford but crashed into the sea near Flamborough Head.

Witnesses at the scene heard a low ‘crack’ as the helicopter descended behind the cliffs and crashed.

Despite a rescue operation involving air sea rescue and the coastguard, police confirmed that the bodies of the two men were recovered from the aircraft shortly after 5pm.

Humberside police continue their investigations into the incident.