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    2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London - CNN.com


    London (CNN) -- Two people were killed and two others injured Wednesday when a helicopter crashed into a crane atop a new building in central London, police said.

    The chopper plunged to the ground after the impact, sending smoke and flames billowing into the sky at the height of the morning rush hour.

    The condition of the two injured people is not yet known, the police said.

    A CNN producer at the scene saw an enormous fireball and clouds of black smoke coming from the site of the crash in Vauxhall, south of the River Thames in central London.

    Emergency workers rushed to Wandsworth Road, a busy route through Vauxhall.

    London's Metropolitan Police said the the alert was raised at about 8 a.m., when many commuters would have been traveling through the area.

    Many emergency vehicles were on the scene and roads in the area were cordoned off.

    CNN producer James Whipps, who was in an office in the area, heard the sound of the helicopter rotors suddenly cut out.

    He did not see the impact but as he looked though a window, he "suddenly saw this enormous fireball, black smoke, shoot up from the side of a building."

    He said the helicopter wreckage appeared to have landed on two cars.

    For whatever reason, the MSNBC newscaster reported authorities do not suspect terrorism. FWIW.
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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    Crashing into a crane doesn't sound like terrorism.
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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Crashing into a crane doesn't sound like terrorism.
    I know. But that's what she said.

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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    When are they going to regulate unsafe helicopters already?!? Nobody needs a helicopter for anything, and all they do is crash around into things. We need to address this helicopter problem immediately.
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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London - CNN.com





    For whatever reason, the MSNBC newscaster reported authorities do not suspect terrorism. FWIW.
    LOL terrorism was never ever on the thoughts on anyone over here....

    London was in heavy fog and heavy cold snap.. it was near a heliport.. even trying to hint that it was terror related is beyond pathetic.
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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    When are they going to regulate unsafe helicopters already?!? Nobody needs a helicopter for anything, and all they do is crash around into things. We need to address this helicopter problem immediately.
    I agree, we should ban helicopters so things like this won't happen. We should also ban helicopter simulator games, because that just brainwashes kids into flying helicopters into things. It's a sick society we live in.
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    2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I agree, we should ban helicopters so things like this won't happen. We should also ban helicopter simulator games, because that just brainwashes kids into flying helicopters into things. It's a sick society we live in.
    That's silly, helicopters should be limited to two passengers and a gurney.
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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    Why would any sane, rational person ever *need* a helicopter? Just get rid of the damn things.
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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    No sane rational person would make such a comparison.
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    Re: 2 killed as helicopter crashes into crane in central London

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL terrorism was never ever on the thoughts on anyone over here....

    London was in heavy fog and heavy cold snap.. it was near a heliport.. even trying to hint that it was terror related is beyond pathetic.

    I think what the leftist oriented MSNBC newsreader was doing was to answer the unasked question of many people whenever they first hear of an aircraft crashing into a standing structure in a large city.

    And, I DID hear an eyewitness spontaneously dismiss the possibility of terrorism in his on camera account.

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