A friend of the pilot who died after crashing his helicopter in Vauxhall yesterday has dismissed reports that he lost control of his aircraft seconds before hitting a crane. Captain Pete Barnes was one of two men who died. The other was a 39-year-old from south London. Jamie Shepherd reports.
The pilot of the helicopter which crashed had thousands of hours of flying experience including for films such as Die Another Day.
The crane operator only survived the Vauxhall helicopter crash because he was running late and had not reached his cabin.
Air investigators will seek answers to a series of key questions as they begin their inquiry into the London helicopter crash today.