The Coastguard helicopter is craned on to a stable platform. Photo: CRO

The Coastguard helicopter is craned on to a stable platform. Photo: CRO

A rescue team helped in the recovery of a helicopter that had to make an unplanned landing after getting into difficulties on the slopes of a Yorkshire Dales fell.

The Coastguard Sikorsky S-92 was today craned to a flat platform near Chapel-le-Dale for repairs to be made to the aircraft.

Members of the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation helped the operation to move the helicopter, which had been called to aid their rescue of a walker suffering chest pains on Ingleborough on Sunday.

A team spokesperson said it is hoped to fly the Caernarfon-based aircraft from the site tomorrow.

The stricken helicopter, with Ingleborough in the distance. Photo: Thomas Beresford

The stricken helicopter, with Ingleborough in the distance. Photo: Thomas Beresford

The Bristow-operated helicopter developed problems in severe weather and was in danger of rolling over after it landed near the Hill Inn, between Ingleton and Ribblehead. The rescue team said it brought in engineering equipment to secure the aircraft and stop it rolling, until the fire service arrived with heavy equipment.

The walker was stretchered off the mountain by CRO members to one of the team’s Land Rovers.

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