On 2 May 2007, four people including local businessman Phillip Carter were killed when their helicopter crashed near Wansford.
On 2 May 2007, four people including local businessman Phillip Carter were killed when their helicopter crashed near Wansford.A twin-engine Squirrel carrying local businessman Phillip Carter, his son Andrew, family friend and businessman Jon Waller and pilot Stephen Holdich took off from John Lennon Airport in Liverpool at 11pm on 1 May.
As it approached its destination, the Carter's home in Thornaugh, the pilot probably encountered an area of shallow fog and low cloud. The helicopter crashed in Bedford Purlieus Wood near Wansford just after midnight on 2 May.
2 May 2007
Four bodies found inside helicopter wreckage
Four bodies have been found in helicopter wreckage near Wansford. Local businessman Phillip Carter and his son were amongst the helicopter's passengers.
Profile of businessman Phillip Carter.
3 May 2007
Tributes for Jon Waller: A 'colourful character'.
9 May 2007
Remembrance service for Jon Waller
15 May 2007
Families hold funerals for victims of helicopter tragedy.
A sea of white lilies marked the graves of helicopter crash victims, father and son Phillip and Andrew Carter, in a village churchyard today.
20 Jun 2007
Hundreds pay tribute to helicopter crash victims
Peterborough Cathedral reverberated to the famous operatic voice of Hayley Westenra singing Ave Maria as almost 700 people gathered at the memorial to businessman Phillip Carter (44) and his 17-year-old son Andrew.
13 November 2008
Report into helicopter crash which killed four released
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed killing multi-millionaire
Peterborough businessman Philip Carter probably became disorientated, an
accident report has said.
Helicopter crash pilot became disorientated.
Families feel no anger towards tragic crash pilot.
Helicopter crash: Last contact.