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Case Ref : 20170329, Rhinog helicopter crash
On 29 March 2017 a Twin Squirrel helicopter crashed in the Rhinog Mountains area of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. The private aircraft was travelling between Luton in Bedfordshire, England and Dublin in Ireland when it disappeared off radar. Initial searches were detailed to search the sea around Caernarfon Bay and later moved inland when the emergency beacon that is activated by saltwater remained unresponsive.
On the 30 March 2017, police announced that the crash site of the helicopter had been located and was in "remote and hazardous" terrain in the Snowdonia National Park between Trawsfynydd and Harlech. Five bodies were found at the crash site.
I've just been talking with friends here in Snowdonia about the helicopter crash in our 'back yard' of the Rhinog mountains, of 29th March, which you might be aware of?
The official story is that a Twin Squirrel helicopter with 5 people on board was travelling from Milton Keynes to Ireland in low cloud when it crashed into the side of the mountain.
There was much activity around this event locally, and several anomalies have been noted by people here, including the Warden responsible for this area. Firstly, there was an initial response by the military, apparently involving special forces, and the setting up of a 'perimeter'. Then armed police were brought in from centres in England to attend the crash site. The site was cleaned up very quickly and meticulously, according to the Warden and those that he worked with on the periphery. There is still a one square mile off limits perimeter.
Also, it was noted that there were six body bags by paramedics, not five, as per the official narrative. There are also incongruencies with the reports that the helicopter was 'following the A5 road'. This would not have been possible because of the low cloud cover and the location of the crash site. Also, the warden said that the Twin Squirrel helicopter, which he has worked with, has an altitude/ground sensor alarm that would have alerted the pilot to the hazard.
In short, there are incongruencies and people here who were involved feel that there is something about the event that doesn't add up. I thought I would share with you in case you were interested.