London helicopter crash

Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed on Wednesday during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building.

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London helicopter crash
"The top of the crane was actually obscured by fog so I didn't see the impact," Michael Gavin told the BBC. "But I heard a bang and saw the body of the helicopter falling to the ground along with pieces of the crane and then a large plume of smoke afterwards."

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London helicopter crash
Early reports indicated the crane was at St. George's Wharf, a high rise apartment complex with apartments that offer sweeping river and city views.

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London helicopter crash
Police and fire boats arrive at Saint Georges Wharf.

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London helicopter crash
One pilot was on board the helicopter when it crashed into a crane.

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London helicopter crash
A stills grab from television footage taken by a member of the public shows flames on a road following the crash.

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London helicopter crash
Police have said they do not suspect any terror angle to the incident. "There's nothing in our world at this stage.
London helicopter crash
"There's nothing to suggest any terrorism link," a spokesman for London's Counter Terrorism Command said.
London helicopter crash
A helicopter has crashed during the early morning rush hour.
London helicopter crash
Traffic has come to a standstill in central London and train services have reportedly been hit.
London helicopter crash
The crash happened near river Thames.
London helicopter crash
The crash site is near the Waterloo station.
London helicopter crash
It crashed near Vauxhall train station, a major commuter station on the south side of central London.
London helicopter crash
The chopper crashed close to a high security area, near the MI6 (British Military Intelligence) headquarters and the new US embassy.
London helicopter crash
A large plume of black smoke was seen rising in the area.
London helicopter crash
"The top of the crane was actually obscured by fog so I didn't see the impact," Michael Gavin told the BBC. "But I heard a bang and saw the body of the helicopter falling to the ground along with pieces of the crane and then a large plume of smoke afterwards."
London helicopter crash
Some witnesses reported that a helicopter had collided with a construction crane.

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London helicopter crash

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