The final words of the pilot, who was killed in last week's helicopter crash, were revealed today.
Pete Barnes thanked an air traffic controller for clearing him to divert to Battersea Heliport in thick fog.
Seconds later, he hit a crane on top of a building in Vauxhall and crashed to the road below, the wreckage killing a pedestrian.
Paul Brand reports.
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