Norbrook boss Lord Haughey killed in helicopter crash

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Norbrook boss Lord Haughey is believed to have been killed this evening after a helicopter he was travelling in with several colleagues crashed in Norfolk, England.

Police confirmed just minutes ago that four people died when the helicopter crashed in Gillingham at around 7:30pm this evening.

The cause of the crash is as of yet unknown but it is believed the helicopter was travelling in foggy conditions.

Reacting to the news, local SDLP MLA Karen McKevitt spoke of her shock. “I am deeply saddened about the news reports about the untimely death of Lord Haughey tonight.

“Eddie Haughey has given so much to the local community. He has been a massive employer locally and has been involved extensively in a lot of charity work and community work in the area. I am absolutely shocked.

McKevitt added, “This news will leave the local community devastated. My thoughts and prayers are first and foremost with his family.”

Local MP Conor Murphy spoke to Newry Times just minutes ago. He stated, “Should these early reports prove accurate this is a very sad time for the Haughey family and my sympathies are with them.

“Although we would have had differing political outlooks I have known Eddie Haughey for most of my life and at this time I would like to acknowledge the positive contribution which he made to the greater Newry area in terms of employment and also through his support of various school initiatives,” he added.

In a statement, the local ambulance service stated, “Sadly, it is believed that four people in the helicopter are believed to have died in the crash. Ambulance resources have now been stood down from the scene. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have lost their lives tonight.”


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