Two die in rush-hour helicopter crash in central London

The scene of the helicopter crash in Vauxhall. Picture: steveheard82/Twitter

The scene of the helicopter crash in Vauxhall. Picture: steveheard82/Twitter - Credit: Archant

A helicopter crashed into a crane in central London during morning rush hour today, leaving two people dead.

The aircraft struck the top of a tower block by the River Thames in Vauxhall at 8am.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud bang as the helicopter cartwheeled to the ground and exploded into flames before crashing into a street.

Police have confirmed the two deaths, including the pilot, and several people are being treated for injuries.

If you are a Barking and Dagenham resident and witnessed or have been affected by the crash then please contact us by calling 0208 477 3778 or emailing postnewdesk@archant.co.uk


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