Helicopter Crashes in Central London

    Debris and a burned out car are pictured at the scene of a helicopter crash in central London, on January 16, 2013. Two people were killed when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London and plunged to the ground on Wednesday, police said.  AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Scene of helicopter crash in London on Wednesday. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty)

    At least two people are dead and another 13 were injured in central London when a helicopter crashed into a crane near a bus station in a busy part of the city during the morning commute on Wednesday. The helicopter crashed into the crane near the Vauxhall Cross bus station at 8 a.m. local time, and then hit various vehicles before bursting into flames. One of the fatalities has been confirmed as the pilot, Pete Barnes, 50. “When I heard the explosion—it was like a little earthquake,” eyewitness Sarah-Beth Casey told The Telegraph. Sixty firefighters responded to the scene at Wandsworth Road, with the London Fire Brigade station manager Bruce Gain saying crews arrived to the scene within four minutes.

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