crane helicopter crash
A HELICOPTER crashed in central London today, killing two people, after hitting a crane on top of a tower block by the River Thames.
Traffic choas has spread throughout the city with road closures as well as Vauxhall Bridge being closed. Diversion routes were completely jammed in the morning rush hour.
The stricken aircraft cartwheeled to the ground and exploded into flames before crashing into a street during the rush hour.
Burning wreckage and aviation fuel covered the road as eyewitnesses reported seeing cars on fire and hearing people screaming.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that the helicopter had come down. London Fire Brigade said the crash happened near Wandsworth Road in South Lambeth.