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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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Tributes for Pete Barnes

Jolyon Palmer, a racing car driver who competes in the Formula One feeder GP2 series, said Mr Barnes saved his life in 2007.

He tweeted: "Helicopter pilot Pete Barnes helped save my life in 2007 after I had a serious quad bike accident. Extremely sad news today."

UK HEMS, the charitable collaboration of UK helicopter air ambulance services, said Mr Barnes was a hugely skilled pilot.

The organisation tweeted: "Thoughts are with family and friends of Capt. Pete Barnes. A hugely skilled and experienced former HEMS pilot."

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