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Major Incident Declared as Passenger Helicopter Crashes

Major Incident Declared as Passenger Helicopter Crashes
Services deployed
Fire BrigadeNational Health ServiceMetropolitan Police
Divisions deployed
London Fire BrigadeLondon Ambulance ServiceHelicopter Emergency Medical ServiceEmergency Response TeamAuthorised Firearm Officers

A helicopter on a scheduled tourist flight, with 4 souls on board and 2 hour flight time, experienced a mechanical fault in one of their two engines. This resulted in a mayday mayday signal being broadcasted to Air Traffic Control. Moments later, contact with the helicopter and the pilot was lost. It was reported minutes later that the helicopter had crashed on the M25 and units were dispatched immediately to attend from the London Ambulance and Metropolitan Police. The situation was later declared a major incident.

Statement from Scene Commander/OIC: (B2) Joshia, Chief Medical Officer: "We were called out to an aviation accident at late hours on 15/10/2023 where unfortunately a helicopter suffered a mechanical fault. Our teams all over the city were deployed immediately to the scene, with resources from our Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and LAS Rapid Response vehicles attending. Thankfully no one external to the incident was hurt, and roads were shut off right away by our partners in the MET. After our casualty assessment, 3 survived with critical injures and sadly one declared deceased on scene. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families effected by tonight's incident."