Super Yacht Helicopter in Crash

Photo Frances Howorth

Helicopter belonging to superyacht Lady Christine crashes into sea

The US Coast Guard is reporting an incident in which the helicopter belonging to the superyacht Lady Christine has been involved in an incident which saw the craft plunge into the waters off Maine.

The report states that the accident happened near Little Deer Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine.

The helicopter took off from the 55 metre super yacht Lady Christine, which was anchored in the area.

Four people were aboard the helicopter and none of them suffered life-threatening injuries. One person was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for neck pain, but the injury was not considered serious.

The Coast Guard cutter from Rockland tied up to the crashed helicopter and towed it to shore on the island, where a marine salvage company will attempt to remove it.

About 30 gallons of helicopter fuel are estimated to have leaked from the aircraft.

The yacht built by Oceanco in 2001 is reported to be owned by Irvine Laidlaw a member of the British House of Lords and is currently offered for sale by Edmiston for €39,900,000 Euros