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 crash victims to be laid to rest

Two funerals for victims of the Glasgow helicopter crash are due to take place today.

Mark O'Prey and Gary Arthur were among the nine people killed when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub.

Mark O'Prey and Gary Arthur were enjoying a night out in Clutha bar when a police helicopter crashed through on Friday November 29. They were among nine people who died.

The service for Mr O'Prey, 44, is to be held in his home town of East Kilbride, while Mr Arthur, 48, will be remembered in Paisley.

Wreckage of helicopter arrives for investigation

The wreckage of the police helicopter which crashed in to a Glasgow pub has arrived in Hampshire for further investigations in to what caused the crash.

BBC Scotland reports that the aircraft arrived at Farnborough Airport, where the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is based, earlier this evening.

The helicopter was removed from the Glasgow pub yesterday. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) in Scotland today published details of the investigation process.

The information sheet on its website explains what has happened so far in respect of the investigation and outlines further expected steps, as well as the roles of all the investigating authorities involved in looking at what caused the crash to happen.


Glasgow helicopter crash bodies released

Mourners have paid tribute to the victims of the crash Credit: PA

The bodies of the nine people who died when a police helicopter crashed into a pub are being released to their families.

First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed the development to MSPs at Holyrood four days after tragedy struck at the Clutha bar in Glasgow.

Billy Connolly: Clutha pub has 'a wee place in my heart'

Comedian Billy Connolly has paid tribute to Glasgow in the wake of the police helicopter crash.

After laying flowers outside the Clutha pub the 71-year-old said he had played in the pub before and said it, "would always have a wee place in my heart."

He also hailed those who helped in the aftermath of the crash, which killed nine, saying, he was, "proud to be Glaswegian."

Scottish Government pledges cash for helicopter fund

Cash from the Scottish Government will go to a special fund to help people who may suffer financial hardship as a result of the Glasgow helicopter crash.

Cash from the Scottish Government will go to help those affected by the Glasgow helicopter crash, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced. Credit: PA

First Minister Alex Salmond made the pledge during a statement to the Scottish Parliament.

He said: "Glasgow City Council has established a fund for affected families and I can confirm that the Scottish Government will match the council's contribution."

Existing charitable funds of £20,000 is being used and the council says it has received "generous offers of support" from businesses, charities and individuals from across Glasgow.


Alex Salmond: Scotland stands with Glasgow

Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, has signed a book of condolence for the victims of Glasgow's helicopter crash, writing the message: "Scotland stands with Glasgow."

The message written by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond in a book of condolence for the Glasgow helicopter crash victims. Credit: Pool

More than 650 people, including survivors, children and students, have signed the book.

Mr Salmond said: "I had a look at some of the messages when I was able to sign the book today and people are expressing sympathy, condolence obviously, as you would expect, but also solidarity."

Nick Clegg hails compassion of Glasgow community

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited the site of the Glasgow crash and said the city is "united in grief and sadness but also united in compassion and sympathy for all those affected."

Nick Clegg visiting the scene of the helicopter crash in Glasgow today. Credit: ITV News

Mr Clegg laid flowers at the scene and paid tribute to the emergency service workers involved in recovering the victims of Friday's crash.

Mr Clegg left flowers at the scene of the helicopter crash. Credit: Pool
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