29-Nov-13 G-SPAO Eurocopter EC135 Glasgow, UK (10F)

EC135 helicopter crashes onto roof of a crowded bar during a live music gig at approx 10.25pm.  Ten fatalities – the three in the helicopter and seven on the ground.  32 to hospital, of which 14 with serious injuries.  Statements issued so far include those from Scottish Police, helicopter operator Bond Air Services, manufacturer Eurocopter, British authority CAA, and British accident investigators AAIB.  The final report stated that both engines flamed out due to fuel starvation after the transfer pumps – which bring fuel from the main tank to each cell of the supply tank – were inexplicably switched off.

Fatalities named as pilot David Traill, police officers Tony Collins and Kirsty Nelis in the aircraft, and Gary Arthur, Samuel McGhee, Colin Gibson, Robert Jenkins, Mark O’Prey, John McGarrigle and Joe Cusker on the ground

Date:
29 November, 2013
Reg:
G-SPAO
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
EC135
MSN:
0546
Location:
On the roof of 167-169 Stockwell St, Glasgow G1 4SP
Country:
UK
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
10
Link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-25179128
Link:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/the-clutha-crash-fire-crews-work-through-night-after-police-helicopter-nosedives.1385795383
Link:
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aircraft-accident-report-aar-3-2015-g-spao-29-november-2013

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