- Polis Helicopter crashed in the Clutha Pub.
Not sure it could have been a simple engine failure as the eurocopter is a twin engine machine. In fact to fly over built up cities such as Glasgow or London you need by law to use a twin engine machine to minimise the risk of accidents like this.
I guess a catastrophic gearbox failure could have done it……..horrible for all though.
edit – beaten to it!Posted 4 years agomonkeyninjaMember
I live 2 mins from this pub, pass it everyday on the way home, still finding the whole thing pretty surreal, my thoughts go out to all involved. I hear the helicopters most nights but last night I heard what I can only describe as a really low flying aircraft but thought nothing more about it till I got a phone call from my mum asking if we were safe….. The Clutha is a tiny pub but its always rammed shoulder to shoulder, I can’t believe how it fell out the sky on top of it, it is the most concentrated volume of people in such a small area. There are flats and hotels near by but that pub would have been mobbed. There is a massive car park almost across the road , there is the river right next to it, glasgow green 100 yards away and even outside the pub there is a big box junction. It’s insane it hit the pub with all the people and not one of the more open spaces right next to it!Posted 4 years ago
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