Crash pilot worked on major films

The pilot of the helicopter which crashed had thousands of hours of flying experience including for films such as Die Another Day.

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Helicopter crash survivor: 'I'm lucky to be alive'

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.

In his first TV interview, Steve Samuels from Richmond speaks about being hit by flaming debris. He spoke to our reporter Ronke Phillips in hospital, see the rest of his interview on our programme at 5:45pm


Crash victims' causes of death revealed

More details emerged today about the deaths of the two victims of Wednesdays helicopter crash. The pilot died of multiple injuires. Matthew Wood, a pedestrian, suffered severe burns and a leg injury.

Today his sister said she'd had the worst week of her life as she revealed while dealing with her brother's sudden death, her house had been burgled. Ronke Phillips has the story

Chopper victim's sister burgled

The sister of Matthew Wood who was killed when a helicopter crashed in central London this week has reportedly had her house burgled.

It's understood police were called to reports of a burglary at Ms Wood's home in Surrey on Thursday night.

39 year old Mr Wood was walking to work when the helicopter crased into a crane in Vauxhall.

No arrests have yet been made

Matthew Wood
Matthew Wood Credit: PA


People allowed back home after Helicopter crash

Hundreds of people were allowed back to their homes in St George's Wharf Tower last night, after the authorities said the area was safe following yesterday's helicopter crash.

The damaged crane on the side of the tower is not at risk of collapse, and work to remove it will begin on the weekend. Some road closures in the area remain in place.

Family wish crash victim was late for work

The man killed on the ground in the helicopter crash shouldn't really have been there. His family told ITV News London that Matthew Wood from Sutton was only walking through the Vauxhall area when the helicopter came down yesterday, because he liked to get to work early.

But a crane driver probably survived because he overslept. Ronke Phillips spoke to Matthew Wood's sister.

Sister pays tribute after helicopter fatality


Amanda Wood says her brother may still be alive if he had not been so conscientious and determined to be early for work @itvnews


Sister pays tribute to brother Matthew Wood who was killed in helicopter crash as walked to work @itvnews

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