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    Glasgow: Police copter crashes into pub

    Oh my goodness, on a busy Friday night at a popular pub.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9AS0U920131129

    CNN is interviewing a young lady who lives across the street (I think?), and it sounds like there are a lot of people who are hurt. How horrible
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    Police helicopter crashes into roof of Glasgow pub. (Guardian)
    An aircraft hit the Clutha bar on the banks of the Clyde
    in the city with initial reports suggesting multiple injuries
    A major rescue operation is under way in central Glasgow after a police helicopter crashed on to the roof of a pub where a music concert was taking place.

    Initial reports suggested there were multiple injuries among Friday night revellers as a result of the incident shortly before 11pm at the Clutha pub, a bar close to the city's commercial district.
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    more at the link, with pictures

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    Mirror has pictures, live updates:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...pdates-2866925
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    According to Twitter (via Facebook) a band called Esperanza was playing at the Clutha when the helicopter crashed.

    All members of the group are said to be accounted for.

    As of yet, however, there's no word on any casualties.

    All Police Scotland are saying at present is that it's a major incident but they are expecting to issue a statement soon.

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    Some more reaction to the crash here, this time from Clutha patron Grace MacLean.

    She was inside the pub at the time of the crash and later told the BBC: "It was fairly busy.

    "We were having a nice time and then there was just a whoosh noise.

    "There was no bang, no explosion.

    "We were all joking that the band had caused the roof to come down.

    "They carried on playing at first."

    "Then it [the roof] started to come down and people were screaming.

    "It's a real testament to the people of Glasgow, people were saying: 'there's the door, come outside'.

    "Then people then started to come out with injuries and blood.

    "It was only when the paramedics came out and said there's a helicopter on top that I looked up and saw the metal."

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    http://news.sky.com/story/1175697/po...asgow-pub-roof

    "The helicopter is currently embedded in the roof of the pub and the emergency services are doing their very, very best to get the people who are still inside the pub, and probably those who were in the helicopter, to safety."

    Mr Murphy said people formed a human chain to help pass unconscious people out of the pub so that "inch by inch, we could get the people out".

    He said: "I think the building's only about 18ft, 20ft, tall so part of the helicopter is sticking out, but most of the helicopter is in the building."

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    Journalist Peter Swindon is one the scene of the crash in Glasgow and says the police have confirmed to him that all three people on board the chopper have been killed.
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    8 dead; 14 seriously injured

    8 dead after helicopter crashes into Scottish pub

    14 remain seriously injured in hospitals


    Author: By Laura Smith-Spark and Chelsea J. Carter CNN

    Published On: Nov 30 2013 03:24:46 AM EST Updated On: Nov 30 2013 11:14:38 AM EST

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    Eight people are confirmed dead after a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a pub in central Glasgow, Chief Constable Stephen House of Police Scotland said Saturday.

    Three of the dead were the crew of the helicopter, House said, while the remaining five were people found in the building.

    Fourteen people remain seriously injured in Glasgow hospitals, House said...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/s...z/-/index.html

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    this is where i live.

    just completely devastated.

    a friends band plays there a lot but thankfully they were elsewhere last night
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    8 dead after helicopter crashes into Scottish pub

    14 remain seriously injured in hospitals


    Author: By Laura Smith-Spark and Chelsea J. Carter CNN

    Published On: Nov 30 2013 03:24:46 AM EST Updated On: Nov 30 2013 11:14:38 AM EST

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    Eight people are confirmed dead after a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a pub in central Glasgow, Chief Constable Stephen House of Police Scotland said Saturday.

    Three of the dead were the crew of the helicopter, House said, while the remaining five were people found in the building.

    Fourteen people remain seriously injured in Glasgow hospitals, House said...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/s...z/-/index.html
    Thanks for that update, from the link..bbm.

    "The head of the Scottish government, First Minister Alex Salmond, said it was a "black day for Glasgow and for Scotland."

    But, he said, people should take heart from the swift response of emergency responders and the "instinctive courage of ordinary Glaswegians" in the face of adversity.

    "As First Minister, it's a day we can take great pride in how we've responded to this extraordinary tragedy," he said. Salmond added that Saturday is St. Andrew's Day, Scotland's national day.

    Prime Minister David Cameron extended his deepest sympathies to those who lost loved ones, and he praised emergency responders and "the bravery of ordinary Glaswegians who rushed to help."

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    "Flags will fly at half-mast across Scotland this weekend as a mark of respect and St Andrew's Day events in Glasgow have been cancelled.

    First Minister Alex Salmond has asked that saltire and Lion Rampant flags outside Scottish Government and Historic Scotland buildings fly at half-mast over the weekend.

    The Scottish Trades Union Congress has called off its annual St Andrew's Day anti-racism march in the city but will go ahead with a planned indoor rally which will now include tributes to those affected by the accident.

    About 250 people attended a special service at St Andrew's Cathedral on Saturday afternoon.

    Police have set up a telephone number for members of the public who are concerned about relatives who may have been involved in the crash. The number is 0800 092 0410."


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    8 dead in police helicopter crash onto Glasgow pub

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    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Scottish authorities raised the death toll to eight people Saturday in the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub, stressing that a rescue and recovery operation is ongoing and it is unclear what they will find when the aircraft's wreckage is moved.

    The higher death toll was news that "everybody had been both dreading and expecting," Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

    Chief Constable Stephen House said three of the dead were found in the helicopter, which was carrying two police officers and a civilian pilot when it crashed through the roof of The Clutha pub late Friday.

    They "were our colleagues," House said, bowing his head and taking a long pause and swallow. He said the five other fatalities were found inside the building and 14 people remain hospitalized with serious injuries...

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    Horrific tragedy, RIP to those who lost their lives, and thoughts are with those hurt, and the families of those involved. The Glaswegian spirit is strong but lets extend a hand at this difficult time. YNWA Glasgow, always

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibaboo View Post
    Horrific tragedy, RIP to those who lost their lives, and thoughts are with those hurt, and the families of those involved. The Glaswegian spirit is strong but lets extend a hand at this difficult time. YNWA Glasgow, always

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-carnage.html

    Horrified witnesses who were inside a packed Scottish pub when a police helicopter smashed through the roof have told of the terrifying mix of screams, burning dust and blood which filled the building when the chopper hit.
    As work got underway to remove helicopter wreckage from The Clutha in Glasgow, those at the heart of the tragedy spoke of what they had seen in the moments the aircraft crashed into the busy bar.
    Prison officer Alleena Coupe was in the pub with her husband Gary, a former firefighter, when the helicopter tore through the ceiling.
    in tears reading this,the strength of my fellow glasweigans is immeasurable.

    many of my friends are nurses in the hospital where the injured were taken and i know of at least one who treated those people.

    horrific
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    Daily Mail links:

    "Fire chief rushed to helicopter crash to find police hero sister-in-law was one of eight dead as 32 are injured on a 'black day for Scotland'
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2mEPrwyYz

    "Screams, 'burning' dust and heroism amid the carnage: Witnesses reveal full horror inside pub after Glasgow helicopter disaster as police begin to name eight dead"
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2mEQ6OIcZ

    "Chopper grounded over cracks in blades: Emergency alert issued over model of crashed helicopter a YEAR ago because of 'safety concerns'
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2mEQVxB6e

    "How the band played on as the ceiling collapsed: Ska group carried on their set before the pub filled with a black cloud of dust"
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...loud-dust.html

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