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Vauxhall Helicopter Crash Inquest

11th December 2015

Jury finds the deaths of two men following the crash were accidental

A jury has today found that the deaths of two men following a helicopter crash in Vauxhall were accidental and that the pilot’s decision to fly was neither safe nor appropriate. The helicopter was flying to the east of London Heliport when it struck the jib of a crane, attached to a building development at St George Wharf. The pilot and a pedestrian were killed when the helicopter impacted a building and adjacent roadway. The jury found that poor visibility confused the pilot. The inquest heard evidence from over 30 witnesses. Keith Morton QC acted on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority and Fiona Canby acted on behalf of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.



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Keith Morton QC

Keith Morton QC
Head of Chambers
Year of Call: 1990
Year of Silk: 2011

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Fiona Canby
Year of Call: 2001


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