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vulcanrider

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vulcanrider says:

London helicopter crash

just seen on the news a film clip shows a motorcycle down close to the crash scene, hopefully the rider is OK and hopefully any forum members who commute in London by bike are OK.

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

SMIDSY

Bet the crane driver's really pissed off.:blink:

Climbed all the way to the top for nothing.  Waste of time making his sandwiches this morning.

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preunit

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preunit says:

Pilots last words

"who the fcuk put that there" :ph43r:

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

BBC News.

"A motorcycle was also lying on its side in the road where it was abandoned.

Mark Osbourne, from Metropolis Motorcycles, a bike shop near the scene, said he ran to try and help the injured.

"There was lots of wreckage and fire," he said.

"I saw a woman on a motorcycle that must have missed the carnage by six feet."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21040410

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Sad, but not surprising...

So many of the damned things around these days, one was bound to make an unscheduled landing sooner or later.   Same with all these aircraft right over an incredibly densely packed city.  

Everyone expects there to be the odd road accident, but air accidents will nearly always have hugely increased consequences.  Seems a huge risk to the public, just to allow the rich to flit about without having to deal with the riff-raff on the roads/ tube.

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

sad

Pilot is deceased and one other.  a mess when a heli crashes..been close to a few myself.(as passenger in army) most of the pilots were bloody brilliant at their job.  Was the nav light showing on the crane?..

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tulipsam

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tulipsam says:

Sadly

two people had died from the crash and 9 injured. My thoughts go out to all families. Apparently it was too foggy to see the crane

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obewan

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obewan says:

Aye

looking out the office window this morning out over Tower bridge you couldn't see more than a 1/3rd of the Shard and I doubt it was any different along the river.

Amazing so few people killed or injured at that time of day.

 

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Helicopter crash

Normal CAA rules are that if you are flying over built up areas in relatively close proximity to the ground you should have good visibility all around. To be flying in a built up area in fog such that you couldn't clearly see buildings/ cranes etc will be a major contributing factor. If the crane had rotated suddenly in to the path of the helicopter then the crane driver would also be partially culpable.

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

what spondonste said

Flying in fog? Was he mad?

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babyrocket

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babyrocket says:

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