Police Name Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash

Police have named the pilot who died in a helicopter crash in North Yorkshire yesterday.

Officers were called to the incident, in a crop field near Aldborough, Boroughbridge, at 1.23pm yesterday, Wednesday 30 May.

Fire and ambulance crews also attended.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “One man, believed to be the pilot of the private aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene. No further casualties have been reported.

“Officers have cordoned off the area and conducted a search of the area.

“Whilst we await formal identification, we believe the pilot who died is Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time and request that their privacy is respected.”