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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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President of the AA pays tribute to 'a dedicated pilot'

Mr Barnes was also once the pilot of Newcastle Traffic and Travel helicopter as the voice of Metro FM

The AA president Edmund King has paid tribute to the Midlands Air Ambulance killed this morning calling him a 'dedicated pilot'.

Mr King added that he was 'instrumental in helping road safety' as he flew air ambulances at the time supported by the AA.

The Automobile Association president also commended one of his rescues in 2004 when a motorist was saved from the top of his car in a flooded ford in County Durham.

Pete Barnes rescuing a motorist in 2004 from the floods in County Durham

Mr Barnes was also once the pilot of Newcastle Traffic and Travel helicopter as the voice of Metro FM.

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