Crash Pilot Flew With Yorkshire Charity

16 January 2013, 17:52

The Helicopter Pilot, killed in a crash in London, used to work with Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Pete Barnes died when his aircraft hit a crane, cartwheeled out of the sky, smashed into two cars as it hit the ground and exploded into flames.

He had tried to divert to another heli-pad because of bad weather, as fog descended on the city.

Mr Barnes - the only one aboard the helicopter - and a person on the ground were killed, the Metropolitan Police said.

Pete Barnes has been described as an experienced pilot

The 50 year old pilot had also flown in a number of blockbuster movies, including a Bond film.

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance said:

"The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) were saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Captain Peter Barnes earlier this morning.

"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.

"Our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the families of all those involved in today’s tragic incident."

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