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piesupper 29th Nov 2013 21:48

Police helicopter crashes onto Glasgow pub
 
Twitter reports the police chopper has crashed onto the roof of the Clutha pub on Clydeside.

Pic to follow.

piesupper 29th Nov 2013 21:53

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaRbyHNIQAAfvqT.jpg


The Clutha is a single storey flat-roofed building right on the Clyde. About 1 mile upstream from the usual pad opposite the BBC.
THere is a fairly big car park less than 100yds away so Im presuming the pilot had little control left at impact.

DHC4 29th Nov 2013 21:55

Near the clyde back of the St enochs center

flying bizzie 29th Nov 2013 21:56

Helicopter crash in Glasgow.
 
Just hearing via social media that a helicopter has crashed onto the roof of a pub in Glasgow. No further details at the moment.

staplefordheli 29th Nov 2013 21:58

Sky RSS news feed also showing it as multiple trapped in The Clutha Pub by the Clyde

piesupper 29th Nov 2013 21:59

Strathclyde police have little luck with helicopters. This is the second one they have lost.
Still no word on casualties but the Clutha is a popular music pub. Almost definitely packed out at this time on a Friday night.
Doesn't sound good at all.

22 Degree Halo 29th Nov 2013 21:59

Am hearing of "bodies" inside pub.

Geoffersincornwall 29th Nov 2013 22:04

Pie supper
 
Make that three

staplefordheli 29th Nov 2013 22:07

pics showing it embedded in the roof which has partially collapsed, witnesses said it out of control rotating and making backfiring noises like a car :rolleyes:, prior to crash Emergency services landing pad close to scene

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaRjtZ_IMAAZBDV.jpg

22 Degree Halo 29th Nov 2013 22:13

https://twitter.com/crushtina/status.../photo/1/large

markyboy 29th Nov 2013 22:20

Yes this is the third loss of a Strathclyde Police operated helicopter albeit it has now been transferred to the newly formed Police Scotland and as such it has been used all over Scotland now rather than just the Greater Glasgow area. It is operated from a nearby helipad situated to the west of the city centre.

helihub 29th Nov 2013 22:25

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaRliBtIEAAKD-z.jpg

edited to change image as PortVale posted same photo 1 minute earlier to me

22 Degree Halo 29th Nov 2013 22:26

https://twitter.com/Janney_h/status/.../photo/1/large

AvNews 29th Nov 2013 22:34


markyboy 29th Nov 2013 22:35

Off the top of my head the first loss was a collision many years ago in fog with a block of flats in the southside of Glasgow. The second one was a few years ago in South Ayrshire where it made a forced landing in a field. There were fatalities with the first one, luckily everyone survived the second one albeit seriously injured.

DHC4 29th Nov 2013 22:37

http://50.6.106.226/picit/1385766176.677.iPicit.jpg

Davef68 29th Nov 2013 22:38


Originally Posted by markyboy (Post 8179968)
Off the top of my head the first loss was a collision many years ago in fog with a block of flats in the southside of Glasgow. The second one was a few years ago in South Ayrshire where it made a forced landing in a field. There were fatalities with the first one, luckily everyone survived the second one albeit seriously injured.


The first wasn't a Police helicopter per se, but a Jet Ranger leased whilst the Force Bo105 was in maintenance.

DHC4 29th Nov 2013 22:45

Another photo from the scene
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaRmabqIAAA_UAt.jpg:large

Savoia 29th Nov 2013 22:48


Originally Posted by Davef68 (Post 8179973)
The first wasn't a Police helicopter per se, but a Jet Ranger leased whilst the Force Bo105 was in maintenance.

Are you referring to the accident involving G-EYEI getting caught in a snowstorm in January 1990?

Love_joy 29th Nov 2013 22:52

My thoughts are with those involved, especially those simply out enjoying the evening.

Information filtering through AV8 also...
AV8|News - BREAKING Helicopter crash reported in Glasgow


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