Declan Marshall
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RAF helicopter fire caused 'big flames' in Snowdonia

An RAF helicopter has burst into flames on a Snowdonia peak after being forced to land due to a technical problem.

All four people who were on board the training aircraft from RAF Valley on Anglesey have been reported safe and did not need hospital treatment.

Emergency services were called at about 13:45 BST to Yr Aran, a mountain peak on a ridge south of Snowdon. Walkers reported seeing 10ft-high (3m) flames.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene, along with a coastguard helicopter.

Firefighters, police and mountain rescue teams from Llanberis, Ogwen Valley and Aberglaslyn also made their way to the peak, while an air exclusion zone was put in place.

Declan Marshall, from the south of England, said he was making his way down Snowdon when he saw "big flames and black smoke".

  • 09 Aug 2016