Helicopter Crash Near The River Thames

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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 flames as it plunged to the ground.

Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place at the height of the morning rush hour in Vauxhall, south of the River Thames in central London.

One person was treated for a broken leg, but an ambulance service said the others were not seriously hurt.

"It is something of a miracle that this was not many, many times worse given the time of day," said police commander Neil Basu.

The crash did not appear to be terrorism-related, police said.

 

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.

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This is a tragic incident...God bless those families who lost.

Service your choppers man!

Yes regular service is a good thing.

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