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  • 16 January 2013
  • From the section England

Two people were killed and 12 others injured after a helicopter hit a crane and crashed close to Vauxhall station in south London on Wednesday morning.

Eyewitnesses to the crash, which happened around 08:00 GMT, described hearing an "enormous bang" and seeing the helicopter tumbling to the ground.

The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Redhill in Surrey to Elstree in Hertfordshire but the pilot, later named as Capt Pete Barnes, had requested to divert to London Battersea Heliport because of bad weather. Capt Barnes was one of those killed, along with another person on the ground.

Video from the scene