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Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 29 Nov 2013 23:37

BBC news is reporting that a police helicopter has crashed into a pub in Glasgow - no word on casualties yet but thoughts with everyone involved


GlasgowLass Report 29 Nov 2013 23:52

I live just outside Glasgow and am watching the news too.
It looks really scary and it's definitely a police helicopter that crashed.

The police have already tweeted that their thoughts are with the crew and their families

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 29 Nov 2013 23:55

Yes I have it on the news now - 15 fire engines at the scene reports of numerous casualties.

Thoughts are with you all


GlasgowLass Report 30 Nov 2013 00:05

I remember the last time that this happened.
It was Jan 1990 and I knew someone who died in that helicopter crash.


Joeva Report 30 Nov 2013 00:07

How dreadful, this news item speaks of many casualties -


GlitterBaby Report 30 Nov 2013 00:24

Got an Aunt and cousins in Glasgow

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 30 Nov 2013 00:29

Crash is in the city centre - details are still very sketchy but hope that all GR members, relatives and friends in the area are safe.
As an ex mobile phone manager - don't panic if you cant reach a relative or friend in the area by mobile phone - the network will be under massive pressure tonight and priority for service will be directed at the emergency service requirements.


LadyScozz Report 30 Nov 2013 01:23

I have relatives in Glasgow, I doubt they'd be anywhere near the pub.

The poor souls in the pub....... <3


OneFootInTheGrave Report 30 Nov 2013 05:27

Update from The BBC at at 04:40am this morning:-

The crash happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday.

Police Scotland confirmed there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot.

There have been "numerous" casualties but police have not confirmed whether anyone has died. It is not known how many people are still trapped inside the pub.

A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was very unsafe and they were taking a "methodical" approach to the rescue.

It has been reported that about 120 people were in the pub at the time of the crash. Many were rescued or escaped but others have been trapped by a collapse on the left-hand side of the building.


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Nov 2013 07:09

Update at about 7 am .......................

3 dead

dozens injured

but I've also heard "hundreds" being treated in the Holiday Inn which is across the road from the Clutha pub

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 30 Nov 2013 07:36

Just seen this on Breakfast Tv......
Thoughts go out to all involved.
They've just said they can't confirm any numbers of casualties.
They formed a human chain to get people out of the busy pub,but still a lot trapped.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 30 Nov 2013 08:01

I have fond memories of the Clutha, it was always a popular venue for those who liked live music and a singsong, on a historical note - it is one of Glasgow's oldest pubs and in days gone by it was known as The Merchant, The Weemann's, and The Pipinjay.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those caught up in this tragic incident :-(


AnnCardiff Report 30 Nov 2013 08:41

An absolute tragedy, just watching it on the morning BBC Breakfast news - special thoughts for all those caught up in this

a similar thing happened a few roads away from me a few years back - I live near Jct 32 of the M4 and a police helicopter over the motorway - and we hear them all the time - just fell from the sky on top of a semi-detached house - it wrecked the house and doused it in aviation fuel - incredibly no one was injured but the mental trauma of the residents was mega - the house had to be rebuilt

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 30 Nov 2013 08:44

Tragic for all involved as well as the firemen and others who are helping in the rescue etc.

My heart goes out to those who were innocently in the pub not knowing what danger there was above them and their families and friends who are waiting for news.

My condolences to those families who have lost loved ones.



GlasgowLass Report 30 Nov 2013 09:48

My daughter's friend was in the bar last night on a girls night out.
My daughter knew she was in there because of a FB post at 9pm

The friend posted again late last night/ early this morning to say she and her friends all got out OK .
They are very shaken up but thanked everyone who came to their rescue and got them home safely.


AnninGlos Report 30 Nov 2013 09:51

How tragic, my thoughts are with all those involved.


Paula+ Report 30 Nov 2013 10:36

Such a tragic accident when people were out enjoying themselves. I hope that the casualties injuries will not be too extensive. My condolences to all the families, thoughts and respect to the people of Glasgow for the way they responded to this dreadful accident.


GlasgowLass Report 30 Nov 2013 14:59

Same daughter and her BF received a txt from another distraught friend this morning
The one confirmed death was her cousin.
A female police officer.
The family were told a 4am


OneFootInTheGrave Report 30 Nov 2013 16:08

The Chief Constable has just confirmed that there are now eight people dead three were in the helicopter and five were in the pub, also there are fourteen people in hospital with serious injuries :-(


AnninGlos Report 30 Nov 2013 16:47

GL my condolences to your daughter's friend. You always hear of these sad things just before Christmas.