Scotland Police Chopper crashed in Glasgow
Eyewitness revealed that a cloud of dust created a scene of horror. Scotland’s leader warned that fatalities are likely.
First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed that a police chopper was involved in the crash, saying that rescue efforts at The Clutha pub in the city’s center were in full swing.
“Scottish resilience operation now mobilized,” he said on his official Twitter account. “Given an incident of this scale we must all prepare ourselves for the likelihood of fatalities.”
The helicopter had a crew of three — two police officers and a civilian pilot, according to Scottish police. Police said the aircraft was a Eurocopter EC135 T2 and came down around 10:25 p.m. local time. Emergency services responded immediately.
Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: “My thoughts are with everyone affected by the helicopter crash in Glasgow – and the emergency services working tonight.”