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Clutha helicopter crash: AAIB completes draft report

Clutha helicopter crash
Image caption The police helicopter crashed on to the Clutha bar on 29 November 2013, killing 10 people

A draft report from crash investigators into the Clutha helicopter tragedy in Glasgow has been completed.

The confidential document, prepared by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), is in the process of being sent to lawyers acting for the victims' families and other interested parties.

The final public document is expected to be published in the next few months.

The Police Scotland helicopter crashed onto the busy Clutha bar on 29 November 2013, killing 10 people.

The AAIB previously said both engines "flamed out" due to a fuel supply problem, but has yet to set out the cause.

A spokesman said: "The draft report has been circulated to interested parties as defined by the AAIB's regulations and the final report is due in the middle of 2015."

Image caption Clutha victims: (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

The Eurocopter EC 135 came down on the Clutha Bar at about 22:25 on a busy Friday night.

The helicopter crew who were killed 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.

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