10/01/2007

One killed in helicopter collision

One person has been killed after two RAF helicopters collided in mid-air, it has been reported.

According to reports, at least two other people have been injured in the crash, which took place near Market Drayton in Shropshire, just before 3pm on Wednesday.

The helicopters involved are believed to be Squirrel training helicopters from RAF Shawbury.

No further information is available.

(KMcA)


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