The Straits Times
www.straitstimes.com
Published on Jan 16, 2013
 
VIDEO, PICTURES

Helicopter hits crane and crashes in central London, killing two

 
 

LONDON (AP) – Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed today during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building.

Two people were taken to a nearby hospital with “minor injuries,” London Ambulance Service said.

The helicopter crashed just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, and the British spy agency MI6.

Video on Sky News showed wreckage burning in a street, and a large plume of black smoke rose in the area. The video from the crash scene showed a line of flaming fuel and debris.