Boy dies in helicopter crash at charity event
Monday 14 July 1997
A spokesman for Tayside Police said the helicopter was one of a number taking about 300 children with disabilities and special needs on rides from the Scottish Transport Extravaganza fete organised in the castle grounds by the Forfar-based Strathmore Vintage Car Club. The helicopters were hired by the children's charity Airborne, which was established by broadcaster Noel Edmonds. It is not yet known what caused the crash, but a spokesman for Tayside Fire Brigade said there may have been heavy rain in the area at the time. Investigators from the Air Accident Investigations Branch are to carry out an inquiry.
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