Oh my God, Helicopter has hit a crane

(54 Posts)
RabidCarrot Wed 16-Jan-13 08:39:36

In Vauxhull sad

Thoughts with the family's of all involved

ednatate82 Fri 25-Jan-13 06:53:55

Share the link please.
God bless everyone who was in the helicopter.

RabidCarrot Wed 16-Jan-13 11:30:45

Thankfully tracked down my friend (who decided to work from home today) as he would have been there.
Miracle not more people killed or hurt, but thinking of all involved and there familys sad

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Wed 16-Jan-13 10:53:57

Only just seen this, awful sad

More likely to be a terrible accident than a terror attack.

RIP to those who have died and I hope the injured pull through.

Gigondas Wed 16-Jan-13 10:26:43

2 dead and 11 injured (1 seriously)

Nancy66 Wed 16-Jan-13 10:15:10

If they escape with just a handful dead they will be very lucky.

i travel through this instersection of London all the time and it's always awash with cars, buses and commuters.

meditrina Wed 16-Jan-13 10:12:32

The crash is close to Vauxhall Bridge. Battersea helipad is 4 bridges along from that (about 3 miles). The Thames is generally considered the safest flying route though, as there is the chance of ditching into the river rather than onto roads/buildings. And the Tower is of course a riverbank site.

Meditrina, yes it is, Here

meditrina Wed 16-Jan-13 09:57:48

They have reported that RNLI has said it is searching the Thames after report of possible person in the water. Nfd. I expect there will be more info later.

Helena1964 Wed 16-Jan-13 09:57:00

Supposedly a person was spotted in the Thames after the crash, and police boats are searching.

Sirzy Wed 16-Jan-13 09:55:41

Sky news now reporting a possible sighting of a person in the thames?

@AnEventful, think the fog was very high (at top of building), so were obviously cleared to fly. sad

meditrina Wed 16-Jan-13 09:51:29

It's not near any helipads.

I suppose we'll just have to wait for crash investigators to work out what happened any why.

duchesse Wed 16-Jan-13 09:50:20

Bunch of morons running towards the crash site with their twatting mobile phones, getting in the way of the emergency services. WHY????

AnEventfulEvening Wed 16-Jan-13 09:47:42

The question is more WHY was a helicopter allowed to fly in such weather rather than the height of the building.

They are usually grounded with weather so bad.

There's a pic of the tower with the crane on top as viewed along the helicopter flight path. It is so tall and there was fog. I can't believe that it was allowed to be built that high so near the helipad https://twitter.com/LHRDirector/status/291470398674051072/photo/1

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Wed 16-Jan-13 09:44:56

Jeeesus! sad

AnEventfulEvening Wed 16-Jan-13 09:42:11
AnEventfulEvening Wed 16-Jan-13 09:41:59

http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-01-16/helicopter-crashes-in-london/

If you scroll down, looking at the pictures theres one of the fog about 9am.

Helicopters + Fog are generally a bad combination.

By the look of this, it could have been a LOT worse. I think this probably counts as a 'lucky escape'. Not that this is a consolation to those who have lost someone.

Sirzy Wed 16-Jan-13 09:39:43

2 others been taken to hospital.

As awful as it is for those families it could have been so much worse.

Sirzy Wed 16-Jan-13 09:34:28

Sky news saying 2 have been confirmed dead.

PeneloPeePitstop Wed 16-Jan-13 09:34:26

Oh how awful hmm

Helena1964 Wed 16-Jan-13 09:33:49

Sky News says 2 are confirmed dead. sad

PeneloPeePitstop Wed 16-Jan-13 09:28:47

Thanks. Need to look into whether or not relative getting there for appt is feasible now.

EuroShagmore Wed 16-Jan-13 09:28:10

Arkady, it's within spitting distance of mi6 and the palace of Westminster, but it seems to be an accident.

DeafLeopard Wed 16-Jan-13 09:27:51

How sad, thoughts to all involved

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