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Pilot ignored 'strong wind' warnings

Pilot ignored 'strong wind' warnings

5:39am 12th November 2009
(Updated 1:43pm 12th November 2009)

A millionaire killed with his wife in a helicopter crash in Harrogate - was flying in weather which most pilots would have avoided.

Paul Spencer from West Yorkshire had only just qualified to fly and took off in strong and gusty conditions.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says it's possible his enthusiasm for his new helicopter caused the businessman to ignore the poor weather.

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Howard and Byrne Solicitors, York - Criminal Defence Specialists