Hughes 500 Helicopter Crash In Majorca, Two Britons Killed

Experts Call For Answers Over Fatal Incident


Aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have called on authorities in Majorca to work quickly to investigate a helicopter crash on the island which claimed the lives of two Britons.

Mark Blaver-Mann and Alistair Evans, from Poole, were killed when the Hughes 500 aircraft they were travelling in came down in woodland between Andratx and Estellencs, with the crash also causing a minor forest fire.

Emergency services were sent to the area, known for its mountain views, following the crash. It is believed that Mr Blaver-Mann was piloting the helicopter at the time of the air accident.

Specialist aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell who act for the families of those killed in air accidents in the UK and abroad have called for authorities to work thoroughly to determine how this incident came to occur.

Jim Morris, a Partner and former RAF pilot in the team, said: “We’ve seen a number of fatal helicopter accidents this year and it is vital that each is investigated both quickly and thoroughly.

“Only a handful of details are still known about this crash and it is vital that the Foreign Office works with local organisations to get a full picture of how and why this terrible helicopter crash happened.

“Many issues will no doubt be considered as part of the investigation, including the weather conditions at the time and if any technical fault may have contributed to the crash. The latter issue is of particular concern, as any mechanical problems could have implications for other Hughes 500 models.

“It is absolutely vital that answers are gained over what happened in this crash, with a view to improving helicopter safety and flight safety in general. Every effort needs to be made to ensure no one else is hurt in the same manner in the future.”

“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy.”