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Memorial service to mark 20-year anniversary of local helicopter crash

The lives of 11 men who died in a helicopter crash off Great Yarmouth twenty years ago will be remembered in an anniversary service of remembrance on Saturday.

Great Yarmouth minster

On July 16, 2002, a helicopter fell 400ft into the sea killing the two crewmen and nine oil platform workers on board after its rotor blade snapped off. Seven of the men were from Norfolk and Suffolk.

The memorial service, which will be held at Great Yarmouth Minster on Saturday 16, July will be led by Rev. Simon Ward and Rev. Peter Paine and include Bible readings plus the laying of a wreath by His Worship the Mayor.

Mayor Plant, Cllr Graham Plant, said: "Residents are invited to come along to the service and pay their respects to the men who sadly their lives in this traumatic accident."

Attendees are asked to arrive by 11:50am for a 12pm start.

Last modified on 06 September 2023

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