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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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Loughborough MP: 'Heard an almighty bang and saw clouds of thick black smoke' as helicopter hit

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan says she "heard an almighty bang" and "saw clouds of thick black smoke" as the helicopter crashed into a crane in South London this morning.

The MP was walking towards Vauxhall tube station, when the accident happened.

"Ms Morgan says she "saw clouds and clouds of thick black smoke billowing from the ground" and that initial thoughts were that a bomb had exploded."

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