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!Helicopter crash in central London!

Posted Jan 16, '13 at 2:35pm

zebra5

zebra5

26 posts

I'm sure everyone has heard about the crash in London.
12 or 13 injured, 2 dead it was very bad.

Please comment about it there are lots of possible causes but post below what you think happened.

 

Posted Jan 16, '13 at 4:16pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

9,475 posts

Apparently, it was very foggy. Pilot didn't see the crane (or saw it last-second without enough time to evade), impacted, couldn't regain control, slammed into the pavement. This seems like a non-issue. Accidents happen.

 

Posted Jan 16, '13 at 8:13pm

SteveeXb

SteveeXb

495 posts

Wow, I haven't heard about it. My prayers to those involved.

Also, Why was he flying low enough to crash into a crane?

 

Posted Jan 16, '13 at 8:44pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

9,475 posts

Wow, I haven't heard about it.

Here.

Why was he flying low enough to crash into a crane?

The crane was about 200m up, attached to the St George Wharf Tower. Apparently helicopter legislation in the UK is lax.
 

Posted Jan 19, '13 at 10:12am

zebra5

zebra5

26 posts

He couldn't go to high because that is where all the air traffic is and he couldn't go to low because of the crane. But pilots say that it is very hard to fly over London.

 
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