Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Deepings man missing after helicopter crash...UPDATE

A Deepings man may be one of those killed in a helicopter crash at Wansford in the early hours of this morning as a party flew back from last night's Chelsea-Liverpool match at Anfield.

Jonathan Waller, said to be a 42-year-old debt collector from Market Deeping, is believed to have been on board the crashed helicopter.

He had flown to Anfield yesterday with two friends - including honorary vice-president of Chelsea FC Phillip Carter who owned the aircraft. All three men are missing along with pilot Stephen Holdich.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed this morning that four bodies have been found in the remains of a Twin Squirrel helicopter which came down in woods near Wansford.

According to the BBC, the aircraft took off from John Lennon Airport, Merseyside, at 2300 BST on Tuesday and the last contact was made with it just under two hours later.

It had been due to land at Mr Carter's home at Thornhaugh, west of Peterborough.

UPDATE: Peterborough Evening Telegraph now has further details and photo of Jon Waller.

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