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AAIB to discuss Clutha crash report with families

Clutha helicopter crash
Image caption The police helicopter crashed on to the Clutha bar on 29 November 2013, killing 10 people

Relatives of people who died in the Clutha helicopter tragedy in Glasgow are set to hear details of the final report from crash investigators.

The Police Scotland helicopter crashed onto the busy Clutha bar on 29 November 2013, killing 10 people.

Air accident investigators said in an interim report that both engines cut out, but did not identify a cause.

They will discuss the findings of their final report during meetings with relatives on Wednesday and Thursday.

Crash victims

The Police Scotland Eurocopter EC 135, operated by Bond Air Services, came down on to the roof of the Clutha Bar at about 22:25 on a busy Friday night.

The helicopter crew who were killed were pilot David Traill, PC Tony Collins and PC Kirsty Nelis.

The seven customers in the Clutha who died were John McGarrigle, Mark O'Prey, Gary Arthur, Colin Gibson, Robert Jenkins, Samuel McGhee and Joe Cusker.


What do we know about the crash?

Image caption Clutha victims: (Top: left to right) David Traill, PC Kirsty Nelis, PC Tony Collins, Gary Arthur, Samuel McGhee (Bottom: left to right) Colin Gibson, Robert Jenkins, Mark O'Prey, John McGarrigle, Joe Cusker
  • The crash happened on 29 November 2013
  • Ten people died, three on board the helicopter and seven in the pub
  • Air accident investigators issued an interim report in December last year

Find out more


The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) issued an interim report last year which said that both engines on the helicopter "flamed out" due to a fuel supply problem.

The report, however, did not set out the cause.

The AAIB is expected to publish its final report on the crash on Friday.

Ahead of publication it has called meetings with relatives of those who died to discuss the report findings.

These will take place at a location in Glasgow on Wednesday and Thursday before the final report is made public.

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