Copter in U.K. hits crane, crashes

Debris, flames, smoke fill London street; 2 dead, 13 injured

Posted: January 17, 2013 at 4:04 a.m.

Debris lies on the ground after a helicopter crashed into a construction crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building. (AP Photo/ Lewis Whyld/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour Wednesday, sending flames and black smoke into the air. The pilot and one person on the ground were killed, and at least 13 others were injured, officials said.

London chopper crash kills two, including pilot

Authorities in London say a helicopter crash during the morning commute Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, killed two people, including the pilot. (By The Associated Press)
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