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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Helicopter removed from crash site by lorry

The wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed in Glasgow on Friday has been removed from the site on the back of a lorry. Police officers lined the streets as it passed.

Police officers line the street as the wreckage of the police three-tonne Eurocopter is taken away
Police officers line the street as the wreckage of the police three-tonne Eurocopter is taken away Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The wreckage of the police three-tonne Eurocopter is taken away
The wreckage of the police three-tonne Eurocopter is taken away Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Emergency services responded to crash 'magnificently'

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has praised the "outstanding work of the emergency services" after the helicopter crash in Glasgow, saying that they responded "magnificently".

Scottish Secretary Alastair Carmichael gives a statement in the House of Commons
Scottish Secretary Alastair Carmichael gives a statement in the House of Commons

In a statement in the House of Commons, he said that many of the customers in the Clutha Bar, and other passers-by, also responded "with no thought for their personal safety".

He said that there is still a possibility that further casualties may be found in the bar.

Eurocopter: Our thoughts are with the victims

Eurocopter has tasked an air accident team to assist the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in its investigation. The helicopter manufacturer said in a statement:

Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the teams and individuals involved in the rescue operations.

There are some 1,100 EC135 helicopters - like the one that crashed in Glasgow - in service across the world, according to the company. They are a popular choice with emergency services in the UK.

Watch: Helicopter fuel box remained intact preventing explosion

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Emergency services form guard of honour for victims

Emergency Services personnel form a Guard of Honour salute Credit: PA Wire

Firefighters, ambulance staff and police officers formed a guard of honour and saluted two private ambulances as they left the scene of the helicopter crash.

Two private ambulances, escorted by Police Scotland outriders, left the scene of the tragedy an hour after the aircraft was winched out of the roof.

Nine bodies have now been recovered from the wreckage.

Read: No mayday call from pilot before helicopter crash

No mayday call from pilot before helicopter crash

Air accident investigators said there was no mayday call from the pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a pub in Glasgow on Friday night.

STV senior reporter Mike Edwards wrote on Twitter:

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Accident investigators say helicopter was intact when it crashed, there was no mayday from pilot & there is no link with any other crashes.

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Air accident investigators say there was no explosion & no fire. They'll analyse any data captured on on board cctv and other systems.

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