Breighton airfield helicopter crash victims 'making good progress'

Wreckage of helicopter crash
Image caption The former military Alouette helicopter crashed during what was described as a private flight

Five men injured in a helicopter crash in East Yorkshire airfield are "making good progress", airfield's operators have said.

The men suffered head, back, chest and leg injuries in the incident at Breighton Aerodrome, near Selby, on Sunday.

The crash involved a former military Alouette helicopter.

The airfield owner, the Real Aeroplane Company, said it was liaising with the Air Accident Investigation Branch.

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In a statement on its website the company said: "Our thoughts are with our friends who are injured and we wish them a speedy recovery".

The firm said the helicopter was visiting the airfield and was landing when it crashed.

A witness said he was about 200 yards away from the scene when he heard a "loud bang" before the helicopter crashed to the ground.

He said he saw people running to help pull the passengers out.

According to the airfield's website, a 1940's themed event had been taking place over the weekend, which was attended by private owners of classic aircrafts.

Breighton Aerodrome is a former World War Two bomber base and is home to a classic aircraft collection.

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