A helicopter crashed into a crane in Vauxhall in central London this morning

Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In London, Bursts Into Flames, Two Confirmed Dead, 11 Injured [Video]

A helicopter crashed in central London this morning after hitting the top of a crane at a building site before spinning out of control and bursting into flames as it plunged to the ground during the city’s rush-hour.

Police say commercial helicopter crashed into a crane on top of a building — St George’s Wharf Tower — on Nine Elms Road in Vauxhall, South London at around 8:00 am GMT.

The helicopter — an Augusta 109, a lightweight twin-engine aircraft — also hit two cars on its descent to the ground.

As a result, debris from the crane fell into the street below as well the helicopter and fuel spillage.

Police were alerted to the incident by a call from a member of the public.

Police have confirmed two people are dead, and so far 11 people have been injured with four taken to nearby hospitals. One is reportedly critical. More casualties may emerge as rescue workers and police work at the scene.

One man was rescued from a burning car.

Sky News is reporting that as a result of the crash, the crane is in a “precarious position” as it situated next to a tower block and is hanging off the side of the building.

A full evacuation of hundreds of residents, commuters, and construction workers in the built up area is now underway.

BBC News reports that more than 60 firefighters from the London Fire Brigade are at the crash site along with workers from the London Ambulance Service and police officers.

Wreckage is currently still lying in the road around the Vauxhall site and approach roads are being closed. Traffic is being diverted, causing massive congestion in the area, although Vauxhall subway is still operating.

A helicopter crashed into a crane in Vauxhall in central London this morning
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