What happened at Glasgow helicopter crash? Clutha pub Destroyed

At least three people have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow, the BBC has been told.
A source close to the investigation said the final number of fatalities would almost certainly be higher.
The crash happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. People are still thought to be trapped.
There were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot. Thirty-two people have been taken to local hospitals.
A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was unsafe and they were taking a "methodical" approach to the rescue.
The emergency services could be seen on the pub's roof trying to rescue people from inside.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is due to speak at a press conference shortly. There are expected to be updates from the police, fire and ambulance services.
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.
Emergency services have erected barriers around the scene and specialist rescue teams are in the pub with sniffer dogs.
  • The Police Scotland Casualty Bureau number is 0800 092 0410
  • Callers should only contact the Casualty Bureau number if they have concerns for relatives who may have been in the Clutha Vaults pub or surrounding area at the time of the incident
  • The injured have been taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Western Infirmary and the Victoria Infirmary
  • The fire service said there were people trapped in the building but they could not say how many
Some of the injured were taken to a nearby Holiday Inn Express, while more serious casualties were being treated in hospital.


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