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‘LITTLE EARTHQUAKE’ Helicopter Crashes in Central London Scene of helicopter crash in London on Wednesday. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty)

Helicopter Crashes in Central London

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.

January 16, 2013 11:30 AM