Lord Ballyedmond death in helicopter crash ‘accidental’
16 January 2016
From the section Norfolk
The inquest heard the helicopter had no mechanical defects prior to take-off
The deaths of one of Northern Ireland’s richest men and three others in a helicopter crash were accidental, a jury decided.
Lord Ballyedmond, a member of his staff and two personal pilot were killed shortly after take off in Norfolk.
Pilots Carl Dickerson and Lee Hoyle, expressed concerns before take off in March 2014, the jury in Norwich heard.
Coroner Jacqueline Lake said she would be raising concerns over regulations controlling flights from private land.
The inquest was told Lord Ballyedmond, born Edward Haughey, made regular visits from Northern Ireland to check progress on the refurbishment of his stately home Gillingham Hall, in his Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter.
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