Experts scouring the wreckage of the helicopter crash in Gillingham, Norfolk will begin recovering crash debris today.
Air accident investigators have begun work to find out how a helicopter crashed close to the Norfolk and Suffolk border last night.
Police have closed roads around the scene of last night's helicopter crash at Gillingham near Beccles.
The Irish peer Lord Ballyedmond who died in last night's helicopter crash at Gillingham was the founding Chairman and CEO of Norbrook Pharmaceuticals.
They released this statement
It is with sincere sadness and deep regret that the Company confirms our founding Chairman and CEO, Lord Ballyedmond, was one of four people who tragically lost their lives. Norbrook management and staff also mourn the loss of their friends and colleagues Declan Small, Captain Carl Dickerson and Captain Lee Hoyle. Our thoughts are with the immediate families and friends..... We take enormous pride in our Chairman's extraordinary legacy in establishing us as a global veterinary and pharmaceutical industry leader.
Lord Ballyedmond's helicopter crashed in a field at Gillingham, Norfolk last night.
Suffolk Police say it was on its way from Gillingham Hall to Northern Ireland when the crashed happened.
This afternoon the other three men who died in the crash have been named as 42-year old Declan Small from Co Down.
The two pilots have been named as Carl Dickerson and Lee Hoyle who worked for Lord Ballyedmond's airport operator Haughey Air Limited.
The pilot and co-pilot who died with the millionaire peer Lord Ballyedmond when his helicopter crashed last night, have been named as Carl Dickerson and Lee Hoyle.
Foreman 42-year old Declan Small from Co Down, was also on board the helicopter.
Mr Dickerson and Mr Hoyle were employed by the peer's airport operator Haughey Air Limited.
Suffolk Police say the helicopter took off from Gillingham Hall and was heading towards Ireland.
Lee Naseby who lives in nearby Beccles, filmed Lord Ballyedmond's helicopter taking off from Gillingham Hall a week ago.
Click above to see the footage taken on his mobile phone
Air accident investigators have begun to work to find a cause of last night's helicopter crash which killed four men.
The helicopter came down in a field near Gillingham on the Norfolk and Suffolk border near Beccles.
Click below to watch this report sent from the scene by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson.
People living in the village of Gillingham have been speaking about the moment a helicopter crashed, killing four men onboard, including millionaire peer Lord Ballyedmond.
Today air accident investigators are examining the wreckage and crash site.
– Joe London, Manager at Gillingham Swan
The helicopter in question was often used to ferry workers over to the hall, they were staying here as residents as well. They were doing all kinds of work up there, carpet fitting, decorating, general stuff.
– Local eye witness
It made us open the back door because the sound was so loud and slow, but it was gone 8 o'clock. Really loud, not like the usual helicopters you hear and you couldn't really see because it was so foggy.
41-year-old James Tuttle who lives in nearby Geldeston saw the helicopter come down.
– James Tuttle, eye witness
We used to see him coming and going in his helicopter from our back garden all the time. At about 7pm we noticed the helicopter coming in very low and at an unusual 45-degree angle. We didn't hear any bang or explosion, it just seemed to be flying in a strange way. The fog wasn't bad at the time, just patchy, it only got worse about an hour after the crash happened.
As the fog lifts around Gillingham near Beccles, the crash site can be seen from the Norwich to Lowestoft Road, the A146.
Air accident investigators are at the scene of the crash, examining the area.
The helicopter came down in the field close to the well known McDonalds roundabout.
Wreckage of the Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter which came down at Gillingham close to the Norfolk and Suffolk border.
Norfolk police were only able to carry out a limited search last night because of thick fog in the area.
More detailed forensic investigations will be carried out today as Air investigators examine the scene.
As the fog lifts around Gillingham, ITV News Anglia cameraman Sean Cockrell has sent back one of the first pictures of the crash site.
Four people died when the helicopter came down at around 7.30pm last night.