Day: January 16, 2013

UK NEWS: HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO CRANE IN LONDON, PILOT NAMED

Via The Daily Mail The pilot who crashed his helicopter into a  newly-built tower in central London, killing himself and a second person on the  street below, was today named as experienced aviator Pete Barnes. He had requested to divert via Heathrow air traffic control and land at Battersea Heliport,  due to bad weather conditions, when the  helicopter hit a construction crane at the top of the tower near Vauxhall Bridge  at 8am. Mr Barnes, 50,  who flew a helicopter for James []