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Helicopter crash near Becksford, Tewkesbury

Helicopter crash near Becksford, Tewkesbury

Two people are ‘incredibly lucky’ to have escaped a helicopter crash close to the Cotswolds, the ambulance service says.

A man and a woman walked away from the wreckage after the aircraft came down 18 miles from Beckford in Tewkesbury.

They were the only two occupants and were found waiting for the emergency services to arrive following the accident at 1.54pm.

One ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, who dealt with the initial call, reported that the patients escaped with minor injuries.

A spokesman said: “On our arrival, the two occupants, a man, and a woman, had managed to get themselves out and were sitting away from the helicopter.

“The woman was treated for back and abdominal pain, given pain relief and transported to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

 

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