Yorkshire Air Ambulance tribute to Peter Barnes, pilot killed in Vauxhall helicopter crash, London
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has paid tribute to one of its former pilots who was killed in the Vauxhall helicopter crash in London today.
Captain Peter Barnes, 50, died when the helicopter he was flying crashed into a crane and plummeted to the ground in thick fog.
In a statement, the YAA said it was "saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Captain Barnes.
"Captain Barnes had previously flown with the YAA as one of our Pilots a few years ago, and was very well respected amongst our crew and staff.
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"Our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the families of all those involved in today’s tragic incident."
Captain Barnes was regarded as one of the UK's most experienced pilots. His role with the YAA would have taken him to incidents across the county.
He had also worked as a stunt pilot for Hollywood films including the James Bond series.
He was killed in this morning's accident along with a person on the ground. Twelve people were injured.
Cars and buildings caught fire as burning wreckage fell into Wandsworth Road, South Lambeth.
Captain Barnes, who was flying for charter firm Rotormotion, had moved to a home near Reading.