Midlands Pilot In Crane Crash

The pilot who was killed after his helicopter hit a crane in central London has been named as Pete Barnes.

Mr Barnes worked as a pilot for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance.

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Air Ambulance pay tribute to Midlands pilot killed in helicopter crane crash

Cars were set alight as the helicopter and parts of the crane fell to the ground

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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