Helicopter crash in central London

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Early breaking news..does'nt bode well
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21040410

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Footage doesn't look good and sure details will emerge but thoughts go out to anyone injured and families of those who will I fear have lost their lives.

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BBC reporting it was an Agusta A109 Reports of wreckage hitting cars.... i was at the crash site yesterday morning it is a very busy area at 8am just near Vauxhall bus station.. i hope the cars were unoccupied.

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Very sad news indeed. 2 dead now apparently. I always thought that the A109 was a two crew machine, but despite having spent 25 years in aviation, I know very little about helicopters.

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Damn.... what a shame :(

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Very very sad news and an awful looking crash site. :( RIP.

MSR777, we have 2 AW109's (although I'm not sure if the new is replacing the old one) on our AOC at work but they rarely visit the airfield, however a few months back when one of them did it was single pilot, so I guess the 109 can be flown single pilot.

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They were saying on TV that he had been diverted to Battersea.

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Yeah that's what the radio host at 08:20 this morning was suggesting.
RIP to the two who died but it could have been a lot worse, the country's busiest train station, MI6 and several major pedestrian roads are all nearby.