Helicopter crash in central London

16 January 2013

Just before 8am today a helicopter crashed in central London close to Vauxhall Bridge.

Earlier in the helicopter’s journey the pilot had been receiving an air traffic control service from NATS, although was not receiving a service at the time of the crash.

The incident will be subject to an investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Branch and NATS will assist any inquiry. Any further information should be from the AAIB or the emergency services.

NATS Press Office on 01489 615945, email press.office@nats.co.uk.

About NATS

NATS is the UK’s leading provider of Air Traffic Management (ATM) services, handling 2.2 million flights in 2011/12, covering the UK and eastern North Atlantic.

NATS provides air traffic control from centres at Swanwick, Hampshire and Prestwick, Ayrshire.

NATS also provides air traffic control services at 15 of the nation’s major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, together with air traffic services at Gibraltar Airport.



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