It has been revealed that Captain Pete Barnes, the pilot who died in a helicopter crash in central London this morning, spent time working in the North East.
In 2004 he helped rescue a motorist from a flooded ford in County Durham, while working for the Great North Air Ambulance.
He also flew the Newcastle Traffic & Travel helicopter as the Voice of Metro FM and worked as a helicopter instructor.
A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after a crash in North Yorkshire on Saturday.
The incident happened near Castle Howard when a car collided with a tree at around 12:30pm. A 23-year-old woman suffered abdominal and shoulder injuries, and was flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Her condition has been described as stable and not life-threatening. Three other people who were in the car were also taken to hospital.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to a riding school in Loftus to assist the land ambulance crew on scene with a female patient who had substained a injury whlist riding her horse.She was flown to James Cook University Hospital with a flight time of 5 minutes.
The patient arrived at the hospital in a stable condition and her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A man is in a critical condition after a collision between his motorcycle and a car in Northumberland.
It happened just before two thirty this afternoon on the B6305 at Lowgate near Hexham.
The Great North Air Ambulance flew the casualty to hospital. The car driver was not injured.
A man has thanked emergency rescuers for pulling him alive from a sand dune. Ronnie Martin was buried by sand while digging a hole.Read the full story ›
Ronnie Martin from Bedlington had to be rescued from Druridge beach in Northumberland after he became trapped in the hole he was digging.Read the full story ›
People are being warned about the dangers of sand dunes, after Ronnie Martin from Bedlington was buried at a Northumberland beauty spot. He was rescued after a two hour operation at Druridge Bay, involving all the emergency services.
A man has been rescued at a beach in Northumberland after the hole he was digging fell in on him.
The Great North Air Ambulance and emergency services were called to Druridge beach at around 4pm on Sunday after the man, who is in his twenties, became trapped.
It took police, paramedics and two diggers to free him.