London Loop

March 11, 2013 - 12:20pm

A UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch’s special bulletin [preliminary report] on the January 16 helicopter crash in central London appears to blame the pilot and sole occupant of the Agusta A109E for failure to maintain sufficient forward visibility while flying in congested airspace over the River Thames. The helicopter struck a building crane on the south side of the river killing the pilot and a pedestrian on the ground after the aircraft fell to the street.

January 16, 2013 - 10:41am

A helicopter that crashed in central London on Wednesday after colliding with a crane installed on a tall building had asked to divert to the UK capital’s London Heliport at Battersea, according to air traffic controllers.

 
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