As it happened: Helicopter crash

Key points

  • A helicopter has crashed in Vauxhall, south of central London, having hit a crane on a high-rise building.
  • Two people have died - including the helicopter pilot. Thirteen others have been injured.
  • Commuters have described hearing a loud explosion, and seeing the helicopter and cars in flames.
  • More than 80 firefighters were at the scene of the crash near Wandsworth Road in south London.
  • The London Fire Brigade says there is "no imminent" risk of the crane collapsing.
  • Vauxhall Tube and mainline stations have reopened, but bus services in the area are disrupted.

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  • Lucy Wilkins 
  • Samantha Dalton 
  • Rob Corp 

Last updated 16 January 2013

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