Chief Executive of Redhill Aerodrome Ventures Ltd, Jon Horne
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'Pilot was diverting helicopter'

Chief Executive of Redhill Aerodrome Ventures Ltd Jon Horne has said the pilot who died when his helicopter crashed into a crane in central London was trying to divert to an alternate location.

Two people were killed and 12 were hurt when a helicopter crashed into a crane on a building in central London.

The helicopter hit the crane on top of The Tower, One St George Wharf beside the River Thames, at about 08:00 GMT.

The pilot, named as Pete Barnes from charter firm Rotormotion, was killed, along with a person on the ground.

The helicopter was on a flight from Redhill to Elstree. Chief Executive of Redhill Aerodrome Ventures Ltd Jon Horne said Mr Barnes was tying to divert to an alternate location.

  • 16 Jan
  • From the section UK