Post-crash management incident officer, Sqn Ldr John King, of RAF Valley
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Snowdonia RAF helicopter fire: Investigators 'assessing scene'

An investigation has been launched into why a RAF helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing before bursting into flames on top of a Snowdonia peak.

Five people were aboard the training aircraft when it was forced to land at Yr Aran, a mountain ridge south of Snowdon on Tuesday at about 13:45 BST.

The Griffin helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey then burst into flames.

All the passengers escaped unharmed but walkers for miles around could see black smoke billowing from the peak.

Post-crash management incident officer, Sqn Ldr John King, of RAF Valley, told BBC Wales the wreck could be removed by investigators now assessing the scene "in the next few days".

  • 10 Aug 2016
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