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Chelsea Deny Bosses On Missing Chopper
Updated: 09:37, Wednesday May 02, 2007
A helicopter carrying businessman Phillip Carter from last night's Liverpool v Chelsea European Champions League is missing, his company says.
Chelsea FC says all its officials are accounted for following reports that some may have been on board the private chopper that disappeared off radar screens last night.
Sources had told Sky News that the club's top officials may have been on the craft.
The helicopter, which was carrying four or five people, left John Lennon Airport in Liverpool last night and was heading to a private landing site near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, when it vanished.
Police are investigating links between the helicopter and last night's Champions League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Anfield.
Sky News correspondent James Matthews says mountain rescue teams are due to start searching an area around the east Midlands.
A police spokeswoman said: "Details are sketchy at the moment.
"The helicopter, we believe, had about four or five people on board and was a twin-engine Squirrel.
"It left John Lennon Airport in Liverpool at about 11pm last night and was on its way to a private address near Peterborough.
"It appears to have disappeared off the radar. At the moment we are trying to find out more.
"The best case scenario is that it has made an emergency landing somewhere."