Second man killed in helicopter crash named




The second man killed in a helicopter crash in central London today has been named by Scotland Yard as Matthew Wood.

Mr Wood, 39, from Sutton, south London, died after the AgustaWestland 109 Power hit a high-rise crane yards from Vauxhall Station at 8am.

It plunged to the ground and exploded into flames, also claiming the life of pilot Peter Barnes, 50, from Berkshire. Twelve other people were injured.

Meanwhile specialists are working to ensure the scene of the crash remains safe.

The Fire Brigade said that there is no imminent threat of a crane - which the helicopter hit - collapsing.

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