Black Island: The pilot dies in the Highland Helicopter Carrier accident


A man has died in the Highlands after a gyrocopter crashed.

Police Scotland said they were called to the scene on the Black Isle near Avoch.

A gyrocopter was involved in the incident and the sole occupant pilot died at the scene.

Local Area Commander Chief Inspector Jamie Wilson said: “On Thursday, November 12, at around 12.55pm, emergency services received a report that a gyroplane had crashed in a field near Avoch.”

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, the pilot and sole occupant of the gyroplane. His family was told.

“Investigations into this incident are ongoing in conjunction with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.”

A SFRS spokesman said, “We were alerted at 12:55 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, to an incident involving a helicopter between Inverness and Fortrose in the Highlands.”

“Command mobilized four appliances to the scene to support ambulance service partners and we remain on scene.”

“A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said, “At 12.56pm today, we were alerted to an incident near Avoch.

“We sent two ambulances, a manager, a community responder and the PICT (Pre-hospital Immediate Care & Trauma) team from Inverness to the scene.”


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