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Monday, March 17, 2014

AW139 Crash Kills Four in UK

By Andrew Drwiega

An AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter belonging to Haughey-Air crashed on Thursday evening in Suffolk, UK. There were four fatalities including Edward Haughey (Lord Ballyedmond).

The helicopter had taken off from Gillingham Hall with its destination as Northern Ireland. The aircraft came down around 7.30 pm. Local reports described conditions as foggy with low visibility. 

The other fatalities have now been named. They are: Carl Dickerson, chief pilot at Haughey Air; Lee Hoyle, a co-pilot at the company; and Declan Small, a foreman who worked for Lord Ballyedmond. 

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