There was a real buzz about Blackpool Airport when helicopters from across Lancashire flew in for the day plenty going on at the Squires Gate hub despite the loss of holiday flights He said It went really well and we had 12. Investigators have been unable to establish why a mayday call was made from a helicopter before it crashed in Lancashire, killing two people Instructor Steven Lewis, 38, made a mayday call 20 minutes into the training flight. Mr Lewis from Rainhill, who had been instructing student Mr Gray, 45, of Mawdesley, near Chorley, Lancashire, made a mayday call 20 minutes into the training flight from Blackpool Airport The helicopter crashed on the east bank of the. Staff wept as the last flight departed for the Isle of Man at 5pm, with the Lancashire airport preparing to plane was. Blackpool, Lancashire, was walking near the resorts Promenade with his dog and two friends when he and another man were swept into the water just after midnight on New Years Day William, an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot,. A largescale search for a plane travelling from the Isle of Man to Blackpool is being carried The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Caernarfon is also involved A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said a. A helicopter crash which claimed the life of a Lancashire investigators revealed Mr Lewis had made a Mayday transmission 20 minutes into their flight from Blackpool Airport on September 22 last year The first call mentioned. Blackpool, Lancashire, was walking near the resorts Promenade with his dog and two friends when he and another man were swept into the water just after midnight on New Years Day William, an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter. 849 Squadron, RNAS Culdrose Flight Lt Kevin Main, pilot of Louth, Lincolnshire Queens Lancashire Regiment Major Matthew Titchener, 32, of Southport, Merseyside Royal Military Police A British soldier secures an area near the. Captain John Cook, who has died aged John Douglas Cook, whose father had a gentlemans tailoring business, was born on April 14 1934 at Chorley, Lancashire He was evacuated to Blackpool from London during the Second World.