Great Yarmouth service remembers 11 killed in Sikorsky helicopter crash

The lives of 11 men who died in a helicopter crash off Great Yarmouth have been remembered in an anniversary service of remembrance.

On July 16 2002 a Sikorsky 76 helicopter plunged 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 and the helicopter they were on went down 25 miles of Yarmouth.

On Monday a service of remembrance was held for the men at St Nicholas Minster led by Great Yarmouth port chaplain Rev Peter Paine and Rev Jemma Sanders-Heys.

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