Tenth person dies after Glasgow helicopter crash

A tenth person has died following the helicopter crash at the Clutha bar in Glasgow on November 29, Police Scotland said.

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Hundreds gather for helicopter crash victim funeral

Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of another victim of the Clutha helicopter crash. Samuel McGhee, 56, was one of 10 people killed when a police helicopter crashed through the roof of the Glasgow pub two weeks ago.

Family and friends of Mr McGhee gathered at a service at St Margaret Mary's Church in the Castlemilk area of the city today.

A kilted piper played Amazing Grace at the church door as the hearse arrived.

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Salmond sends condolences to family of 10th victim

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has sent his "deepest condolences" to the family of the 10th victim of the Glasgow helicopter crash.

Joe Cusker, 59, was named as the 10th victim of the crash after he died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he had been receiving treatment.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has sent his condolences to the family of the 10th victim. Credit: PA Wire

"I am sure that everyone in Scotland will join with me in expressing our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joe Cusker, the 10th person who has died as a result of the Clutha Vaults helicopter crash," Scotland's First Minister said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has lost a loved one following this terrible tragedy and with those who remain in hospital."

Read: Wreckage of helicopter removed from Glasgow pub

Funerals for two helicopter crash victims held

The youngest and oldest victims of the Clutha helicopter crash were remembered at separate funerals today as it emerged that a 10th victim of the incident died in hospital.

Colin Gibson, 33, and Robert Jenkins, 61, were among the victims when a police helicopter crashed onto the roof of the Glasgow pub in November.

Colin Gibson died as he celebrated a friend's birthday in the bar. Credit: PA Wire

Mourners, including Mr Gibson's partner David Hay, gathered at Neilston Parish Church in East Renfrewshire to remember the 33-year-old, who died as he celebrated a friend's birthday in the bar.

Friends and family of Robert Jenkins later gathered at Linn Crematorium in Glasgow for the funeral of the retired Scottish Gas worker, who was listening to the band in the Clutha with his partner Mary Kavanagh when the helicopter hit the building.

Mourners gathered to pay tribute to Colin Gibson. Credit: PA Wire

Six funerals have already been held for those who died in the disaster.

Joe Cusker, 59, was named as the 10th victim of the crash after he died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he had been receiving treatment.

Read: Bodies of nine victims of Glasgow pub helicopter crash released to families

Police confirm tenth victim of Glasgow helicopter crash

Police Scotland have confirmed that a tenth person has died following the incident at the Clutha Vaults bar in Glasgow.

Joe Cusker, 59, from Cambuslang, died earlier today at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he has been receiving treatment since the incident on November 29.

Ten people have now died as a result of the helicopter crash. Credit: PA Wire

Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm the number of people who died when the helicopter came down on the Clutha Vaults pub has increased to ten.

"Our thoughts are with families at this difficult time and we will continue to provide support to them as we have done for all of the bereaved.”

Read: Wreckage of helicopter removed from Glasgow pub

Tenth victim of helicopter crash named

The tenth victim of the Glasgow helicopter crash has been named as 59-year-old Joe Cusker.

Mr Cusker died at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he had been receiving treatment after the incident.

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Glasgow helicopter crash rotor blades 'not spinning'

The rotor blades of a helicopter that crashed into the roof of a Glasgow pub stopped spinning before the point of impact, investigators said.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said: "All main rotor blades were attached at the time of impact but neither the main rotor nor the fenestron tail rotor were rotating."

The AAIB said initial investigations showed no evidence of engine or gearbox failure.

Hundreds pay respects to Glasgow crash victim Arthur

Mourners have gathered in Paisley to pay their last respects to Gary Arthur, the first of the Glasgow helicpoter crash victims who was publicly named.

The humanist service at Woodside Crematorium was estimated to have been attended by 400 to 500 people, many of whom had to stand outside.

A floral wreath spelling out the word "Gary" lay by the coffin in the hearse.

In a statement released ahead of the funeral, Mr Arthur's family said: "We loved him dearly and always will, we will miss him so much.

"We will continue to make him proud. He always tried to do his best for us and to be there for us. He was the best dad and it's devastating that our dad has been taken from us in such a tragic way."

Funeral for 'loveable giant' killed in Glasgow crash

The family and friends of a "lovable giant" who died when a police helicopter crashed through the roof of a busy pub have gathered to remember him.

Mark O'Prey was on a night out to watch one of his favourite bands at Glasgow's Clutha bar when the helicopter fell out of the sky.

The 44-year-old was one of nine people who died in the disaster on November 29.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Mark O'Prey. Credit: ITV News

His funeral service was held in his home town of East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, where hundreds of mourners packed into St Bride's RC Church to pay their respects.

Among them were pupils from the nearby St Andrew's and St Bride's school, which Mr O'Prey's son Liam, 15, attends.

Last week, the family of Mr O'Prey described him as a "lovable giant". They believe he died while trying to help others escape the pub.

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