Initial reports coming in. Witnesses say they heard a “loud crack” shortly be fire the helicopter started descending rapidly.
The helicopter took off from Dechmont, near Livingston in West Lothian and was due to land at Humberside Airport for refuelling before flying on to Gamston, presumably en route it’s home base at Manston. It had been operating experience flights at Ingliston Showgrounpd on Saturday 13th and appears to have been en route home.
The report here named the pilot as Brian Bridgman and the passenger as John Kent