Nine people were killed and another died of his injuries when a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a packed Glasgow pub just after 10.00 pm on the 29th November 2013. Witnesses said the helicopter ‘dropped from the sky like a stone’. Many of the 120 people inside were trapped by heavy falling debris.

First reports reached the Glasgow RRT about 11.00 pm and they were quickly on the scene. After speaking with several police officers, offering to provide refreshments, they were directed to the Sheriff Court on the other side of the river, within the police cordon. At 1.00 am they were told they were ‘good to go’. They promised the welfare officer who spoke to them that they would be set up within the hour. The Salvation Army also moved in to provide support.


Rescue workers examine the wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed onto the roof of a pub in Glasgow

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