The Air Ambulance have paid tribute to the Midlands pilot killed this morning in London when the helicopter he was flying struck a crane.
The Air Ambulance Chief Executive Andy Williamson said:
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Pete Barnes was killed in the helicopter accident in London this morning .
“Pete had worked with us for many years and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and with all the families affected by this tragedy.”
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