Mike Norris, operations director of Redhill Aerodrome-based Bristow Helicopters, confirmed that the crash had involved a Nigerian student training for his British commercial pilot's licence. Mr Norris said he was flying solo in a Robinson R22, which crashed within about two or three minutes of take-off. The cause of the accident was not known.Reuse content
A helicopter pilot was killed instantly when his aircraft crashed in a field and burst into flames close to the busy M23, Surrey Police said last night. The helicopter was reported to have been circling in distress before crashing.