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    London Helicopter Crash

    This news just broke. Helicopter near Vauxhall went straight into a tower crane.

    BBC News - Helicopter 'crashes into crane' in London

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    Aftermath at ground level [SFW]



    12 second YouTube clip showing burning wreckage.

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    Wowsers I was about to say "Hope nobody was hurt" but that would be daft :/

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    Heard this on the drive into work this morning as breaking news. Ouch! :-( Not good at all.

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    Blimey heard about this on our local radio as I was driving to work, they didn't make it seem remotely as bad as I can now see! It'll be interesting to find out how the helicopter ended up crashing into the crane. Guess we can all only pray that there aren't any fatalities..

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    Jesus, know a few friends round there.

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    Guess we can all only pray that there aren't any fatalities
    Judging from the pictures, we should prepare for the worst. I don't suppose the helicopter crew stood much of a chance and it was rush-hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames View Post
    Jesus, know a few friends round there.
    Likewise, one friend of mine is a crane operator! Needless to say the first thing I did was check he's OK (he is), now my thoughts are with the helicopter crew

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    From what I've seen, they also say the crane is now dangling somewhat? Hope it doesn't fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Likewise, one friend of mine is a crane operator! Needless to say the first thing I did was check he's OK (he is), now my thoughts are with the helicopter crew
    Apparently the crane operator would have been in his cab at the time but he was late for work today. If confirmed one bit of good news in this story.

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    Some more Twitter pics (the second one is of the crane)...







    Last edited by Arthur; 16th January 2013 at 09:39 AM.

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    Flipping heck!

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    On the train into London saw the smoke 10 miles away...

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    Sadly, 2 people reported dead.

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