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Two killed in mystery helicopter lesson crash; PROBE.

Byline: LUCY THORNTON

A FLYING instructor and his trainee were killed when their helicopter crashed at a bird nature reserve yesterday.

The pilot is thought to have struggled with the controls for about 40 minutes after losing power.

Desperately trying to steer the craft away from a built-up area, he eventually reached a wildlife sanctuary sanctuary, sacred place, especially the most sacred part of a sacred place. In ancient times and in the Middle Ages, a sanctuary served as asylum, a place of refuge for persons fleeing from violence or from the penalties of the law.  but was unable to land safely.

Both men were dead when rescuers reached them. Investigators are looking into whether the helicopter was hit by birds.

Air ambulance air ambulance Emergency medicine A helicopter or, less commonly, a fixed wing aircraft, used to evacuate a person who requires immediate medical attention that cannot be provided at his/her current location  boss Lynda Brislin said: "This is a tragic loss of life.

"The fact the crash involved a helicopter was a very difficult situation for us and our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives."

The weather was near perfect for flying when the aircraft went down near Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs, around 12.50pm.

Barnaby's Sands nature reserve was sealed off and closed to the public last night. Police think the pilot was trying to carry out a controlled crash landing when his fuel ran out.

But the Air Accident Investigation Branch is investigating all possible causes. The names of the men will be released after next of kin The blood relatives entitled by law to inherit the property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will, although the term is sometimes interpreted to include a relationship existing by reason of marriage. Cross-references

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 23, 2009
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