A CUMBRIAN castle owner has been killed in a helicopter crash.

Lord Balleyedmond was one of four people killed after the helicopter came down in a field near his stately home in Gillingham, Norfolk, last night.

Edward Haughey, who was made a peer in 2004, owned Corby Castle, near Carlisle.

The 70-year-old once owned Carlisle Airport and he started an air travel business which owned a helicopter charter company.

It is not known what caused the crash.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch are said to be sending a team to the area.