Four feared dead in N. Ireland helicopter crash

24th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Police were on Sunday probing a deadly helicopter crash in one of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland after finding the wreckage in the mountains.

Four people are feared killed in the crash late Saturday in the Mountains of Mourne in County Down, in the southeast of the province.

Investigators were continuing their work at the scene Sunday.

Emergency services were scrambled to the site after a witness reported seeing an aircraft in distress.

The isolated crash location is on boggy mountain ground.

The Mournes are internationally renowned for their picturesque scenery. The coastal mountain range, is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

© 2010 AFP

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