Search for clues to Cornwall helicopter crash

Air accident investigators continued a painstaking search for clues today to what caused a fatal helicopter crash.

A man, believed to be the pilot, was killed when the private aircraft crashed into a field near Bude, Cornwall, at about 3.30pm yesterday.

Unconfirmed reports suggest he was in his 40s and from the Bristol area.

Police, paramedics and fire crews attended the scene of the crash in an isolated area between Marhamchurch and Week St Mary.

Up to 300 people lost electrical power as a result of the crash, the online edition of Bude People reported.

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