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Mountain Rescue share picture of wrecked RAF helicopter

The remains of the RAF helicopter Credit: Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team

A mountain rescue team have shared a picture of the mangled wreckage of an RAF helicopter which went up in flames after an emergency landing on Snowdonia.

All of those on board escaped safely though their vehicle appears totally destroyed.

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said the incident had come during an "exceptionally busy period" and they were forced to call on neighboring teams for help.

"The unhurt air crew were recovered by the North Wales Air Ambulance, who happened to be passing in the area," the team said in a statement.

It added that five mountain rescue crew had helped to secure the site and work along with RAF mountain rescue personnel who are specifically trained to attend air crash incidents.

North Wales Ambulance Service, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police had also all been involved it added.

Helicopter made 'precautionary landing' in Snowdonia

The military helicopter feared to have crashed in Snowdonia made a "precautionary landing" and all the crew are safe, police said.

The Mountain Rescue Team are also at the scene of the landing.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman they were called to the scene at 1.50pm to reports of an "incident" in the Snowdonia area.

The spokesman added: "The Wales Air Ambulance has been sent to respond and is currently in attendance at the scene."


All passengers 'accounted for' after RAF helicopter incident

All four people on board the helicopter are 'accounted for' Credit: NT Snowdonia & Llŷn

Passengers on board a helicopter that appeared to crash on a peak in Snowdonia are all "accounted for", according to the Ministry of Defence.

Black smoke was seen billowing from the Yr Aran area of Snowdonia on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services were sent to the scene.

An MOD spokesman said the incident had involved a training helicopter.

"A Griffin training helicopter safely completed a precautionary landing in Snowdonia this afternoon following a technical issue", the spokesman said.

"All four people on board exited safely. Subsequently the aircraft caught fire. Emergency services are on the scene".

Emergency services attend 'helicopter incident' in Snowdonia

The incident is believed to involve an RAF helicopter Credit: ITV News

Emergency services are attending an incident scene involving what is believed to be an RAF helicopter in an area of Snowdonia.

Rescue teams were dispatched to the Yr Aran area of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Police said.

Walkers in the mountainous area reported sightings of black smoke billowing from a peak.

Man plunges 60ft from a ridge in Snowdonia

A 42-year-old man has been seriously injured after plunging around 60ft from a ridge in Snowdonia. The climber was in a group of four descending Crib y Ddysgl when he fell early this morning. He was part of a team from Surrey and airlifted to hospital in Bangor.

They spent the night on Snowdon and were coming down Crib y Ddysgl when the accident happened.

It's just unfortunate - they were well equipped, the weather was fine and they weren't doing anything other groups usually do.

– Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team

Man dies after falling from Snowdonia mountain

A man has died after falling from a mountain in Snowdonia.

A helicopter crew from RAF Valley in Anglesey was scrambled after the reported 100ft (30m) fall on Glyder Fawr above the Ogwen Valley.

The man was flown to hospital in Bangor, North Wales, yesterday afternoon but died shortly afterwards.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the fall and was also called out to a couple in their late 20s who became stranded on a walking route on Carnedd Dafydd and had to be led to safety.