Four escape serious injury in Kent helicopter crash

Robinson R44 Crash (Facebook)
Robinson R44 Crash (Facebook)

Up to four people are believed to have escaped serious injury earlier today when their helicopter crashed in a field in Kent.

A picture, widely shared across social media, shows a Robinson R44 helicopter on its side in a field with significant damage.

The crash happened at around 10am with the helicopter coming down next to the A299 near Herne Bay.

A spokesperson for Kent Police said “Kent Police was contacted at 10.05 am on Sunday, July 26 and notified that a helicopter had carried out an emergency landing in a field near Heart in Hand Road, Herne Bay.

“Officers are attending the scene along with partner agencies. No serious injuries have been reported.”

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed of the crash and will now carry out an investigation into the cause of the crash.