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Special Bulletin S1/2013 - Agusta A109E, G-CRST

Date of occurrence: 16 January 2013

Summary:
The helicopter was flying to the east of Battersea Heliport when it struck the jib of a crane, attached to a building development at St George Wharf, at a height of approximately 700 ft in conditions of reduced meteorological visibility. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the helicopter, and a pedestrian were fatally injured when the damaged helicopter impacted a building and adjacent roadway. This Special Bulletin presents facts determined up to the time of issue and offers no analysis.

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Report name:
S1/2013 - Agusta A109E, G-CRST
Registration:
G-CRST
Type:
Agusta A109E
Location:
St George Wharf, Vauxhall, London
Date of occurrence:
16 January 2013
Category:
Commercial Air Transport - Rotorcraft
Summary:
The helicopter was flying to the east of Battersea Heliport when it struck the jib of a crane, attached to a building development at St George Wharf, at a height of approximately 700 ft in conditions of reduced meteorological visibility. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the helicopter, and a pedestrian were fatally injured when the damaged helicopter impacted a building and adjacent roadway. This Special Bulletin presents facts determined up to the time of issue and offers no analysis.
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