Helicopter Crashes in Central London
The helicopter believed to be a AgustaWestland 109 crashed into a crane killing two people.
Richard Benedikz - 16-Jan-2013
According to eye witnesses the helicopter hit a crane on top of the 185-metre high Tower, One St George Wharf.
Debris was scattered across roads close to Vauxhall train station in the south side of London.
The police said the helicopter was on a commercial flight from Redhill, to Elstree in north London, but had been diverted due to bad weather.
There were 11 casualties including two dead and one critically injured. The emergency services said the pilot was one of those killed. It was not thought anyone else was on board.
Roads around the area were closed off, and bus and rail services were affected.
The Department of Transport's crash investigation team is launching an investigation into the incident.
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