2 dead after helicopter crashes into crane in London (video)

Scene of the accident in London 
By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) A helicopter was seen on video crashing into a crane in London, killing at least two people, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The helicopter crashed into the crane and fell onto a busy street in central London, during rush hour on Wednesday, sending flames and black smoke into the air.

The pilot and one person on the ground were killed and 13 others were injured, officials said.

The helicopter crashed in foggy weather just south of the River Thames, close to the metro and train station in Vauxhall, near the headquarters of the MI6 spy agency.

Police said that one person was seriously injured. Six of them were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries and seven were treated at the scene, the London Ambulance Service said.

"It was a miracle. This could have been much worse," police official Neil Basu said. The pilot, who was killed, had requested to divert and land at the nearby heliport in London, due to bad weather, the heliport said in a statement.

"The London Heliport never made contact with the helicopter," the statement said.



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