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Glasgow helicopter crash: Speaker presents Clutha condolence book

Clutha crash scene
The Police Scotland helicopter crashed into the Clutha bar on 29 November

A book of condolence signed by MPs following the Glasgow helicopter crash is to be presented to the city's Lord Provost by the Commons Speaker.

John Bercow will hand over the book, which has also been signed by Peers and Westminster staff, to Sadie Docherty during a visit to the City Chambers.

It is not yet known what caused the Police Scotland helicopter to crash into the Clutha bar on 29 November.

The three air crew, and seven people inside the busy pub, died in the crash.

The helicopter crew were pilot David Traill, Pc Tony Collins and Pc Kirsty Nelis.

The seven customers in the Clutha who died were John McGarrigle, Mark O'Prey, Gary Arthur, Colin Gibson, Robert Jenkins, Samuel McGhee and Joe Cusker.

(Top: left to right) David Traill; Pc Kirsty Nelis; Pc Tony Collins; Gary Arthur; Samuel McGhee (Bottom: left to right) Colin Gibson; Robert Jenkins; Mark O'Prey; John McGarrigle; Joe Cusker

Although it has not yet been established what caused the crash, air accident investigators have said initial evidence ruled out major engine or gearbox failure.

Their initial report also said the helicopter pilot made no mayday call and that no black box data recorder was on board.

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