Smoke was visible from afar as a helicopter crashed near River Thames in Vauxhall, London.
According to people on Twitter, the helicopter crashed near a building where an exclusive heliport used by business leaders and executives is. Reuters has reported that the helicopter crashed near a rail station in Central London, with BBC corroborating through witness statements.
FLASH: Helicopter crashes near rail station in Central London: BBCreports citing witnesses— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 16, 2013
The crash took place during rush hour.
Good luck to the London ambulance hart team for the urban search & rescue operation in the #vauxhall helicopter crash area this morning.— Mike Morrison (@RapidBI) January 16, 2013
The London Fire Brigade said it had recovered several calls regarding the helicopter crash and has sent firefighters on their way.
People are being evacuated from their homes.
Being evacuated from my home.— Nic Walker (@nic0) January 16, 2013
No further details are available right now.
Here are some tweets and photos of the helicopter crash near River Thames in London from Twitter:
Helicopter just hit our building in vauxhall twitter.com/craiglet/statu…— Craig Jenner (@craiglet) January 16, 2013
A helicopter has crashed in London... eye witnesses say it hit a crane near Vauxhall... twitter.com/JuiceChambo/st…— Chris Chambers (@JuiceChambo) January 16, 2013
Helicopter crash in Wandsworth right next to exclusive heliport used by business leaders and execs twitter.com/QuinMurray/sta…— Tom Harper (@TomJHarper) January 16, 2013
Part of the crane on the ground by the crash site. twitter.com/QuinMurray/sta…— Quin (@QuinMurray) January 16, 2013
Eye witness video of the scene of the helicopter crash at Vauxhall