Royal Air Force helicopter catches fire after "precautionary" landing

A British Royal Air Force helicopter caught fire Tuesday after a technical issue forced a landing in the mountainous Welsh region of Snowdonia.

The fire erupted after all four people on board had safely exited the aircraft, a British Ministry of Defence spokesperson said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Emergency services were on the scene, and photos on social media appeared to show a plume of smoke rising from a Snowdonia peak.

The helicopter's descent was a "precautionary landing," according to the spokesperson.

Last update: Tue, 09/08/2016 - 16:45

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