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Chopper in fatal crash had been diverted because of bad weather

Published 16/01/2013 | 08:39

The scene in Vauxhall, central London after the helicopter crash. Photo: PA
The scene in Vauxhall, central London after the helicopter crash. Photo: PA
Wreckage at the scene after the incident. Photo: Getty Images
Wreckage at the scene after the incident. Photo: Getty Images
A broken section from a crane is seen lying on the pavement in a road at Vauxhall in London. Photo: Reuters
A general view of the scene where a helicopter crashed in central London, after hitting a crane on top of a tower block by the River Thames. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 16, 2013. See PA story ACCIDENT Helicopter. Photo credit should read: Toby Scott/PA WireNOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Emergency services survey the wreckage after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall. Photo: Getty Images
A general view of the scene where a helicopter crashed in central London. Photo: PA
A general view of the scene where a helicopter crashed in central London. Photo: PA

TWO people died and several were injured today when a helicopter crashed in central London after the pilot attempted to divert due to bad weather.

The helicopter spun out of control and crash-landed after clipping a crane on top of one of Europe's tallest residential towers.



It fell from the sky before exploding into flames, plunging on to Wandsworth Road near Vauxhall station.



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