A report surrounding the investigation into a helicopter crash that killed 4 passengers has been released today.
Among the victims was Lord Balleyedmond, who lived at Corby Castle near Carlisle.
The summary of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch Report (AAIB) has been published on their website today:
After thorough analysis and investigation, the report arrived at the following conclusion:
The investigation was launched after 4 people were killed when a helicopter came down in thick fog in a field in Gillingham, near Beccles, in March 2014.
One of the passengers killed in the crash in 2014 was Cumbrian businessman Lord Ballyedmond.
Lord Ballyedmond, one of the richest men in Cumbria, was chairman of Norbrook, the world's largest privately owned pharmaceutical company and he owned Gillingham Hall.
Here is a profile on the peer:
- He was one of the richest men in Northern Ireland and had an estimated wealth of around £500 million.
- Lord Ballyedmond was the chairman of Norbrook, the largest privately owned pharmaceutical company in the world.
- He was known as Edward Haughey until he was made a life peer in 2004.
- The peer owned Gillingham Hall, a stately home near the crash site.
- Lord Ballyedmond served in the upper houses of both Britain and Ireland.
- He was 70-years-old when he died leaving behind his wife Lady Mary, who he had two sons and a daughter with.
- He lived at Corby Castle near Carlisle.
Tributes are being paid to Cumbria's wealthiest man following his death in a helicopter crash.
Lord Ballyedmond was one of the county's most colourful figures.
As Edward Haughey he made his fortune from pharmaceuticals.
He gave millions to charity but also lost friends with a series of high-profile disagreements many of them with people who lived close-to his home at Corby Castle near Carlisle.
Investigations are underway into the what caused his helicopter to come down close to the Conservative peer's Norfolk estate in the village of Gillingham. Three other men died in the crash.
Tributes are being paid to Lord Ballyedmond, who has died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.
A peer in the House of Lords, he lived at Corby Castle near Carlisle and was one of the UK's richest men.
Hannah McNulty reports.
Carlisle's Conservative MP has led the tributes from Cumbria following the death of Lord Ballyedmond in an helicopter crash in Norfolk.
Mr Stevenson said his business and charitable contributions to the county could not be underestimated.
Manufacturers of the helicopter which crashed in Norfolk killing Carlisle peer Lord Ballyedmond have told ITV Border they have sent representatives to assist with the investigation.
Lord Ballyedmond had previously raised concerns about the safety of his aircraft.
Tributes have been coming in to the Carlisle Conservative peer Lord Ballyedmond, originally from Northern Ireland, who died in the helicopter crash at Gillingham last night.
Stormont Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, said. "Without doubt, Lord Ballyedmond was one of Northern Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs.
"He was known for his leadership, integrity and global vision. One of a kind and a self made businessman, he was both highly regarded and widely respected by all those who knew him."