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    Helicopter crashes into crane in London

    A helicopter has crashed into a crane at a building site in south London.

    Police said it appeared the helicopter had hit the crane on top of a building. They said it was too early to confirm any casualties.

    Ex-BBC producer Paul Ferguson said the helicopter "plummeted straight into the ground". People have reported seeing a pall of smoke in the area.

    Police said they first received calls at 08:00 GMT and the London Ambulance Service said it was also at the scene.
    BBC News - Helicopter crashes into crane in London








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    A miracle that the wreckage didn't hit people on the ground. Condolences for the 'copter pilot. R.I.P.

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    Sky's reporting that 2 people have been confirmed as dead. 2 cars were involved with the wreckage. Very unlucky.

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    A helicopter has hit a crane and two cars in Vauxhall
    Unfortunate but hitting two car in Vauxhall has an automotive ring to it.

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    Fire brigade statement #2 on London helicopter crash

    Posted on 01-16 at 09:45:23 CST

    [As released by the London Fire Brigade]

    Eight fire engines and four fire rescue units and around 60 firefighters plus officers are attending a helicopter crash near Wandsworth Road in South Lambeth. Firefighters have brought the fire under control.

    The police have confirmed that two people have died at the scene. Firefighters have rescued a man from a burning car. Two people have been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

    Firefighters are also attending reports of a crane in a precarious position Saint Georges Whalf, SW8. Four fire engines and two fire rescue units are in attendance.

    The Brigade was called at 0800.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    paraicobrien Paraic O'Brien 1h

    The scene on ground at #helicopter crash Vauxhall pic.twitter.com/N2WEg0Lt


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    paraicobrien Paraic O'Brien 1h

    Crane it hit pic.twitter.com/DXbox8rQ


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    paraicobrien Paraic O'Brien 1h

    Charred remains of a car it hit on the ground pic.twitter.com/DC9OAMeH


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    Fire brigade

    plus officers are attending

    The Brigade was called at 0800.
    Not crash related but this is kind off mesmerising?


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    I wonder what effect his will have on city architecture ?
    The safe hight for helicopters around the ' Shard' is 2200ft that is into the flight paths of scheduled airlines to the major airports.

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    Ive worked on that job since 1999 . installing the precast cladding.

    heard this morning that the crane driver was late in and didn't make the climb .

    lucky so n so

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    ^13 years? That's a lot of cladding.

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    BBC news said the pilot was experienced and had flown in the movie"Saving Private Ryan". I was an extra in that movie and never saw a helicopter. Saw two Mustangs.
    You can rely on BBC news. When I hear it come on my car radio,"this is the BBC news" I quip"BBC bullshit"

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    ^^yes it certainly is .
    also battersea reach (since2004 -2009) and chelsea harbour (2003 and still going).

    not just me but 4 gangs within 1 company

    Shit jobs though as run by St George (bearkly homes) but bread n butter.




    ^ they must of meant that he flew in some actors n peeps to the film set
    will not put up wiv the "Nanny state" so don't push it on me.

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