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Special Bulletin: S9/2013 - Eurocopter EC135 T2+, G-SPAO

Date of occurrence: 29 November 2013

Summary:

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) was notified at 2259 hrs on 29 November 2013 that a helicopter had crashed through the roof of a bar, The Clutha Bar, in the centre of Glasgow. A team of AAIB Inspectors and support staff arrived in Glasgow at 0915 hrs the following morning to commence an investigation.

This Special Bulletin provides initial information on the investigation. No analysis of the facts has been attempted.

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Report name:
S9/2013 - Eurocopter EC135 T2+, G-SPAO
Registration:
G-SPAO
Type:
Eurocopter EC135 T2+
Location:
Glasgow City Centre, Scotland
Date of occurrence:
29 November 2013
Category:
Commercial Air Transport - Rotorcraft
Summary:

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) was notified at 2259 hrs on 29 November 2013 that a helicopter had crashed through the roof of a bar, The Clutha Bar, in the centre of Glasgow. A team of AAIB Inspectors and support staff arrived in Glasgow at 0915 hrs the following morning to commence an investigation.

This Special Bulletin provides initial information on the investigation. No analysis of the facts has been attempted.

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Special Bulletin Correction

The section on Weather originally gave the conditions at 2150 hrs. This has now been corrected in the downloadable Special Bulletin above to give the conditions at 2050 hrs.