Helicopter crash survivor speaks

A survivor from last week's helicopter crash in Vauxhall - in which two people died - has today spoken of the moment the craft fell from the sky and exploded right in front of him.

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"What we're going to be doing now - the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the CAA is going to be looking at all those kinds of questions''

"Was that in any way responsible for the crash? Clearly, we'll want to study that and form our conclusions. I think it's all a bit premature, frankly."

– London Mayor Boris Johnson

The Mayor was speaking in Croydon, south London, after announcing a £1 billion investment for a redevelopment plan in the area.


Helicopter crash: buses on diversion

Some roads are still closed following the helicopter crash, and Vauxhall bus station is still closed.

The following buses are on diversion: 77, 87, 88, 156, 196, 344, 360

In addition, routes 2, 36, 185 & 436 (southbound) are unable to serve the bus station so are serving a temporary stop on Bridgefoot (south side Vauxhall Bridge).

TfL is investigating whether temporary bus stops could be placedat Vauxhall Bridge to help serve the area whilst the bus station remainsclosed, and additional staff will remain at Vauxhall bus station throughout thenight to help direct passengers to alternative travel options.

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