Helicopter Hits Crane and Crashes In London's Vauxhall

By Sam Gibbs on at

It sounds like something out of a bad movie, but apparently an unidentified helicopter has just collided with a crane on top of a building in Vauxhall, Central London, bringing the chopper down, and the crane with it.

The crash happened around 8AM this morning, right in the middle of the commuter rush. Details are still a little sketchy, but according to people on the ground, debris from the crash is strewn across Wandsworth Road right near Vauxhall.

The crane itself was positioned on top of a new high-rise development, and is apparently now hanging halfway down the building. The crash and subsequent damage and debris have caused transport chaos.

Hopefully, all involved are OK, but apparently some four ambulances are in attendance, which makes me fear the worst. [BBC]

Update: Unfortunately, two people have been confirmed dead, with 11 casualties in total. Four people have been taken to hospital, with four treated at the scene. Our thoughts are with their families.

As you can see from the below, it's carnage around the scene of the accident.