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Published On: Wed, Jan 16th, 2013

Helicopter hits crane in London, fiery crash kills 2, injures 9 others

A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flame as it plunged to the ground.

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Nine others were injured in the crash that took place at the height of the morning rush hour in central London.

Vauxhall, not far from Westminster, is where a new U.S. Embassy is being built. The area, which is a mix of industrial, business and residential use, is also home to the headquarters of the UK intelligence service, MI6.

The pilot is thought to have been the only person on board the helicopter, which was on a scheduled commercial flight from Surrey, southwest of London, police said.

The second person killed “was in close proximity” to the helicopter, a London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said, but gave no more details.

 

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