Helicopter Crash Close to Thames at Vauxhall

Emergency services rush to scene after crash hits crane

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London Fire Brigade say eight fire engines and four fire rescue units and around 60 firefighters plus officers are attending this morning's helicopter crash near Wandsworth Road in South Lambeth.

Firefighters are also attending reports of a crane in a precarious position Saint Georges Whalf, SW8. Four fire engines and two fire rescue units are in attendance.

The Brigade says it was called at 8am.

A helicopter crashed near the River Thames at Vauxhall causing huge plumes of smoke to rise above the area and causing traffic chaos for commuters.

The crash, which is believed to have had just the pilot aboard, is reported to have hit a crane at the new St George's Tower close to the local rail and bus stations.

Two cars may also have been involved.

The accident, which happened around 8am was just down the river from Battersea Heliport, directly across the river from Fulham, which has frequent helicopter services flying in and out.

The heliport have not yet commented on the accident. We will bring you more news as we get it.


January 16, 2013