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Tributes paid to crash pilot

Tributes have been paid to a pilot from Berkshire who was killed in a helicopter crash. Peter Barnes was one of two people killed when his aircraft crashed into a crane at Vauxhall in London.

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Pilot was 'one of the best'

Peter Barnes had around 9,000 hours of flying time Credit: ITV Meridian

Tributes have been paid to a Berkshire pilot who died when a helicopter crashed into a crane in London.

Kevin Hodgson, who worked alongside Peter Barnes on life-saving missions with the Great North Air Ambulance, said: "Pete was as good a guy as you can imagine and one of the best pilots I've ever had the pleasure of flying with."

An investigation is now under way into how Capt Barnes hit the crane in Vauxhall yesterday morning.

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