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Helicopter Crash Sparks Chemical Fire on Railway Line

Author: KiltedScot
Credit: KiltedScot
Services deployed
Metropolitan PoliceFire BrigadeNational Health ServiceAuxiliary Ops
Divisions deployed
Emergency Response TeamRoads Transport Policing CommandLFB Fire Rescue UnitHazardous Area Response TeamLondon Ambulance ServiceHelicopter Emergency Medical ServiceNational Highways

At approximately 22:30 on May 18, 2024, a helicopter crash occurred, resulting in a significant chemical fire. The incident involved a commercial helicopter transporting three contractors between meetings, a veteran pilot was reported to have suffered a seizure mid flight, which resulted in an emergency landing and collision with a freight train carrying hazardous chemicals. The crash led to a major fire, necessitating an extensive response from the fire services and London Ambulance Service, Including the Hazardous Area Response Team & Helicopter Emergency Service who sent two Helimed to the Scene.