Crane crash funeral to take place

The funeral of a pilot from the Midlands who died when a helicopter crashed into a crane in London will take place today.

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Funeral of Nottingham pilot

Funeral of Nottingham pilot, Peter Barnes Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds of people have attended a funeral for a Nottingham pilot who died in a helicopter crash in central London.

Peter Barnes, who was 50, was killed when his aircraft hit a crane last month.

During his career he'd worked for Air Ambulance rescue teams across the country, including services here in the Midlands.

He later moved to Reading, where his funeral took place this afternoon..

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