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Mark Weir's partner, Janice Wilkinson, spoke to ITV Border News after the verdict of 'accidental death' was returned by the jury.
She thanked the coroner, members of the jury and the Civil Aviation Authority investigation team before giving this statement:
A jury at the inquest into the death of Cumbrian businessman Mark Weir, has returned a verdict of accidental death.
He was killed in a helicopter crash while flying in bad weather.
Tim Backshall was at the inquest in Cleator Moor:
An inquest into the death of a Cumbrian businessman, who died in a helicopter crash, has heard that he could not have survived the accident.
Mark Weir, who owner the Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District, was killed while flying home in March 2011.
The pathologist's report said he died from severe multiple injuries.
The inquest has also been told that he had nearly crashed previously when the helicopter nose-dived in thick cloud on a trip to the North East but his skill had saved him and his partner.
A full inquest into the death of Cumbrian businessman Mark Weir has begun in Cleater Moor.
The 45-year-old entrepreneur, from Cockermouth, died in March 2011 after his helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District.
A pathologist report says he died of severe multiple injuries in non-survivable helicopter crash.