January 16th, 2013

Helicopter Pilots Warned About Crane on January 7

There was a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) concerning this crane.

NOTAM L0120/13
L0120/13 (OTH) London Heliport
N51°29.00 W000°07.00 1nm
Monday, 7 Jan 17:00 to Friday, 15 Mar 2013 23:59
Elevation: SFC - 800
HIGH RISE JIB CRANE (LIT AT NIGHT) OPR WI 1NM 5129N 00007W, HGT
770FT AMSL (VAUXHALL, CENTRAL LONDON), 
12-10-0429/AS 2.

156 Comments

  1. 1
    Mad Hattie says:

    Airmen? So sexist…..

  2. 2
    Every public inquiry in history says:

    No one will lose their jobs over this. We’ll make sure of that.

    • 6
      I were a pilot says:

      Lit at night – says it all – this is not a story about a red light but more likely about bad visibility ( must not rule out mechanical failure either) – if you are flying and cannot see a crane on top of a building – the visibility was below flying limits, or you were not looking where you were going. Not trying to be harsh but when flying at the limit fog can roll in – low cloud can form etc. its the pilots call. But to be fair to the pilot have to wait on the air investigation. Red light is a night light which itself requires good vis to see it.

      • 41
        hank the cat says:

        What was the position of the boom at the time of the accident? Working offshore the booms had to be facing inwards when a helicopter was landing.

    • 154
      Hamish Macbeth (@PCMacbeth) says:

      The poor bugger probably had a coronary !!

      No red lights, NOTAMs or parachute can help you in a whirlybird if one of those hits the pilot!

  3. 3
    Nicky Campbell says:

    We blame the Tories

  4. 4
    Britain is dead says:

    Want to feel thoroughly sickened? Read http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2458/_muslim_patrol_vigilantes_attempt_to_control_london_streets

    British men and women are being harassed on the streets by muslim men calling themselves a muslim patrol and threatening them if they’re drinking or wearing skirts.

    Islam is utterly fucking evil.

    • 9
      V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

      They want to seal off their own area to engage in disturbing abuses of children.

      • 11
        Britain is dead says:

        Of course. This is what decades of left wing propaganda which told us to respect islam has done to the UK. Maggie would never have let this happen.

      • 13
        The Labour Party says:

        That is acceptable because it is in their culture.

      • 17
        Britain is dead says:

        I’ve just sent an email to the UAF with a link to one of the videos to ask if they have any comment to make. Of course they won’t reply, the gutless hypocritical scum.

      • 78
        Evil Landlord says:

        white children only

        • 147
          Anonymous says:

          \
          who are chipped and pinned and carry a license….a right….to be cloned. cloned. not cycloned..
          no wonder the Brits like shaken.
          not stirred.

    • 10
      The Labour Party says:

      We order you to celebrate the rich multicultural diversity the immigrant community brings to our nation.

      • 24
        Britain is dead says:

        I’m ashamed when I remember what a leftie I was at uni and went along with the leftie bollocks about respecting islam and muslims and anti Is*ael sentiment. Now I’m pro Is*ael and despise what islam has done to the UK. Better late than never, but there are still plenty of fucking retards like O**n Jones and La**ie P*nny who spread bullshit about respecting islam and poison against Is**el.

        • 44
          hank the cat says:

          Have always been pro Isr’ael made even more after working in a number of arab countries

          • trolls are tossers says:

            The fact that most muslim regimes are corrupt shits does not make Israel any better. What’s the difference between the wall around the Warsaw Ghetto and the wall being built by Israel? At least the Germans were honest about their intentions.

          • hank the cat says:

            The wall built by the israeli gov, is less than five miles long the rest chain link fence, just a point

          • Moussa Koussa Mark 10 says:

            Also the wall did a lovely job of stopping Hamas Huntwads in their tracks from blowing up cafes and buses full of kids .

    • 14
      Taxpayer says:

      Don’t worry Dave’s solution is to support 74 million Turks joining the EU with freedom to come and live among us.

      • 22
        Ho hum says:

        I wonder what all these Turks will make of gay marriage.

      • 64
        Anonymous says:

        … and the ‘reforms’ proposed by the ‘Fresh Start’ tory boys would do sod all about all these fucking foreigners in Britan.

        The liblabcons are all in it together.

        • 86
          Fresh,fair start says:

          Repatration of people who have abused our tolerance and hospitality,to
          a date covering EU dictats.

    • 15
      JuliaM says:

      If MEN are wearing skirts in the street they can expect to be harassed!

    • 37
      an imartial observer says:

      If they’re drinking & wearing skirts they could be Scotchmen & desreve f*****g harassing.

    • 38
      R Swiper says:

      Read The Horse at the Gates by D C Alden. It is prophetic.

    • 89
      3Para says:

      All those liberals in Parliament from the sixties to the present day should face the consequences for their naivety and their extremist, fanatical devotion to the failed ideology of MC.

      • 130
        trolls are tossers says:

        Is this the 3Para despised by one Brigadier I know as a bunch of out of control psychos?

    • 146
      Anonymous says:

      the romance of Islam stands against the suffering of christianity.

      ever thought these abrahamic religions exist
      for one purpose.
      division.
      not addition.
      not subtraction or even multiplication.

      no worries though.
      an apple when sliced and diced tastes nice.

  5. 5
    a non says:

    Despite the info for pilots it still remains a tragic accident.
    Limited loss of life in a major city is something to be grateful for since I would imagine an hour later at shop and office opening times, the area would have been teaming with more pedestrians making their way into work.

    • 8
      old SHEP says:

      A miracle far more were not killed given the circumstances and the location.

      • 23
        Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

        A miracle would have been if Nobody had died…maybe

        • 36
          a non says:

          Busy street.
          Cars and pedestrians
          Bits of crane falling.
          Helicopter hitting a 2nd building?
          Bits of broken helicopter, building ,crane falling and the subsequent fuel exploding and burning.
          I will settle for old SHEP’s miracle

          • Will I am I am not says:

            ….an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.

          • Anonymous says:

            /
            !prince will.i.am commeth with transition charles as stand.in.
            \
            /Hail the new.
            \it works. Benazir Bhutto showed.
            /
            !great engineering is a marvel. just look at the pyramids.
            !appreciate the hand of god, for that is our totality. Hail the new.
            \

          • Anonymous says:

            extraordinaire,,,is the man . he travels 100,150km and does not tire.
            this is the 82 yr chap.
            for he refused to sponge.
            for 70 yrs he lived off the energy. The energy of the mind.
            he abstained from food and water.
            no miracles here…just something that is beyond the natural laws.
            a modern day super.man with ancient powers.
            a supernatural man who operates beyond laws of nature.
            should this be be.livid.

            are all belief,s desgned to make us livid.

      • 31
        God says:

        + 9 injured , 1 critically.

      • 68
        Anonymous says:

        I agree the crash site was fortunate for many, but terrible for a few.

        The problem is not the crane, but why was any helicopter in fog that close to any building. The crane could have saved the building, workers and market.

        The pictures seem to show the crane is on the other side of the building from the river. It is also on the outside of the river bend. The jib could have spun around but it does look to point away from the river. Was anyone on the crane?

        Well maybe someone will look at the issue of rogue helicopters. Especially around our way in valley and hill country. Even the Police helicopter nearly crashed when it came up the valley in thick fog and had to to a “hand brake turn” (a 180 with tail in air) to avoid the trees and houses on this hill. In fog they have the tendency to cling to the surface. It would be like ships in fog going closer to the coast and rocks!

        Also is there no radar coverage over London? No one noticed a helicopter that far off track?

  6. 7
    Field Marshall Abu Qatada says:

    AN AL QAEDA HELICOPTER JUST CRASHED INTO BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
    Correction he was using Apple Maps and actually crashed into a crane in Vauxhall – Finally Apple does something right

  7. 12
  8. 16

    Peter Jones at ASI talks perfect sense in his piece To spark a shale gas revolution, shift mineral rights from the Crown to landowners.

    He forgets one thing. Fuel prices falling to one third of their previous price is acceptable and welcome in the USA.

    It would be looked upon in horror in the UK. Much better to sweep up the excess in taxes – our PC politicians would argue. Every Lab and LibDem would say that. Some Cons would as well.

    • 28
      old SHEP says:

      Cheap or cheaper fuel/heating costs would outrage the Green lobby in this Country, We all have to freeze to protect the Planet , I use the term We loosely, I mean all those of us who are not clocking up 30,000 air miles a year attending conferences, cutting carbon credit deals and making a boat load of cash while preaching the mantra to the little p**ple.

      • 60
        Green Party spokeshuman says:

        Dear Old Shep,

        I don’t think you understand, there will be no more cold weather (climate) Global Warming will make us all warm and happy with wind farms.

    • 137
      JabbaTheCat says:

      “The owner of British Gas is among a number of parties involved in negotiations
      with Cuadrilla’s controlling owners Riverstone Holdings”

      And that is the start of killing any competition from the shale gas independents, and any chance of end user gas prices falling like they have in the US…

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/9797485/Centrica-in-talks-to-ride-fracking-revolution-with-Cuadrilla-stake.html

  9. 20
    The bird on the MYA banner has got fantastic knockers says:

    NOTAM = NBG.

  10. 21
    A foreigner says:

    I declare this site a moosloom site, leave the site immediately. Go away from the site. Do not dress inappropriately on this site. Halaa huroom. Do not consume alcohol on this site. Halar Hellroom.

  11. 29
    Tesco says:

    Feeling you are so Hungry you could eat a horse? Try one of our Beefburgers

    • 34
      old SHEP says:

      Shergar Burgers.

      • 39
        R Swiper says:

        Aldiniti

      • 47
        DYKEVISIONS says:

        Despite the recent news, Tesco says that their beef burger sales remain stable.

        Went to the fridge to check my burgers, aaaaannndddd they’re off!!
        If you think the Horse Burgers in Tesco are bad, wait until you see their Unicorn on the Cob.

        I’ve found it tough lately working on the Tesco meat counter….
        I feel like I’m flogging a dead horse.
        Had a Tesco beef burger for lunch.
        It gave me the trots.
        Tesco – Every little helps
        Who they trying to foal?

        New Tesco burgers: Low in fat, high in Shergar.

        Horse meat found in Tesco burgers!
        What are the odds on that?

        “A Tesco burger, a Tesco burger, my kingdom for a Tesco burger.”

        - Richard the Chav.
        Quite the big scandal, Tesco are having a bit of a mare.
        With the Tesco burgers, it’s not the 29% horse-meat I’m concerned about.
        Budget supermarket’s burgers found to contain horse meat
        My lidl pony
        Just got a batch of 200 Tesco beef burgers cheap, it only cost me a Pony

    • 45
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Luciana Bergers?

    • 125
      Realist says:

      Just wait until you find out what’s in all those restaurant ‘bulk catering’ burgers.

  12. 30
    Labour's cheap shots don't get cheaper than this says:

    Horse meat in burgers is all the Guv’mentz fault, innit:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9805058/Horse-meat-burgers-Government-has-serious-questions-to-answer.html

  13. 33
    YouGov says:

    Our latest poll shows that Baroness Catherine Ashton is the Hottest Babe in the European Parliment for the last Hundred years

  14. 35
    Busy today says:

    Chris Huhne ‏ @ChrisHuhne
    MP for Eastleigh. Thanks for visiting my Twitter. I’m afraid I cannot respond to individual tweets – please visit http://www.chrishuhne.org.uk/ to get in touch.

  15. 42
    Shergar says:

    Tesco!

  16. 43
    Owen Jones"The Cheekie Chappie" says:

    Apparently, Tesco’s beef burgers should be eaten as part of a stable diet.

    • 56
      Mr Ed says:

      I’ve just signed up a new contract to promote Tesco beefburgers!

      • 90
        Tay King-dePisse says:

        “Go right to the source, and ask the horse,
        He’ll give you the answer that you’ll endorse…”
        At least with the equine Mr Ed, as opposed to either of the two human Mr Ed’s, it is the front end of a horse you will be addressing. And I don’t know if you’d ever endorse anything the human ones would say.

    • 83
      old SHEP says:

      Now 50 to1 (£), Trotoff.

  17. 48
    Just wondrin says:

    How long would I have to live in Romania to enable me to emigrate to GB and claim shedloads of benefits?

    • 55
      hank the cat says:

      Easy, just wear a colourful skirt and scarf selling pegs and lucky heather then go down to the benefits office and they will throw money at you, the same goes for the ladies

  18. 51
  19. 52
    Dave says:

    We’ll renegotiate the rules pertaining to hokey cokey. However, I believe that most people will support my view that it should not be and IN / OUT (shake it all about) referendum, but one being IN hokey not ruled by cokey. Then we will hold a binding vote in the next parliament

  20. 53
    Anonymous says:

    As posted on the Independent newspaper website at 9am in the comments section by a reader !! Your either ahead of Guido…..

  21. 58
    Big problem if true says:

    If the NOTAM gave the wrong coordinates, see Anon 12 above, that is dreadful.

  22. 63
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    WHEN CAN WE EXPECT A TORY MINISTER STUFFING A BURGER INTO HIS DAUGHTERS GOB

    • 135
      Tardkiller says:

      better that than a Labour Councillor stuffing his sausage in a random kids mouth (labour 25)

  23. 65
    Quentin Tarantino says:

    Fuck you, Krishnan, you murthyfucker!

  24. 69
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    Only thing going through The Cocks head at this point is “””will this distract from my Europe speech””

    No one cares any more Dave….you are a busted flush

  25. 70
    Owen Jones"The Cheekie Chappie" says:

    DVLA has issued new guidelines for driving in London.

    Look Right.

    Look Left.

    Look Fucking Up.

  26. 75
    Red Light for Ed says:

    What are the odds that Ed Milibandwagon calls for a judge led inquiry into millionaires flying over London and crashing on their cleaners who of course pay more tax than they do?

  27. 77
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    I hate a Tesco beefburger last night, and this morning I cleared a 6 foot high fence.

  28. 85
    old SHEP says:

    Old Shires.

  29. 87
    Owen Jones"The Cheekie Chappie" says:

    Might give Tescos meatballs a try….

    I hear they’re the dogs bollox.

  30. 92
    Public Enquiry Industry says:

    We are the future. Before us the country was flat on its back. But now, we are world leaders in investigating things which have happened, particularly in the past. Soon there will be enough public enquiries for everyone in the country to be fully employed conducting them. With our long history, equal rights and efnik make up the opportunities are huge. Equally, when an enquiry doesn’t get the ‘right’ answer, we’ll hold another one until it does. So, expect fresh enquiries into South Sea Bubble, Titanic disaster etc and Cherie leading council for inquiry into Henry Viii, Watt Tyler, Lady Jane Grey, Jesus etc

  31. 98
    The Libor party says:

    ‘This is a good day to bury bad news’. Jo Moore

  32. 102
    I think you're all preverts says:

  33. 103
    Will I am I am not says:

    Just as well they didn’t do a DNA on Big Mac.

  34. 107
    Losers lost, Leaders we don't have says:

    Just askin, why would the MP need to be informed if there was an aircraft crash in the MPs constituency? and why would plod need to inform them.

  35. 108
    mark says:

    only a matter of time before shagger johnson’s reckless planning policies caused a major incident.

  36. 109
    Owen Jones"The Cheekie Chappie" says:

    When I saw the headline, ‘Out of control chopper causes mayhem’, I thought it was another Jimmy Savile story.

  37. 111
    Champion says:

    I’ve got a horse throat this morning. Can’t think why I only had a burger and bap last night. Think I’ll go for a gallop now.

  38. 118

    The good thing about Tesco’s burgers is that they can be eaten in a Sharia controlled area.

  39. 119
    Joe Moore says:

    I love the smell of burning aviation fuel in the morning.

  40. 121
    John Prescott says:

    Those Tesco burgers have given me the trots.

  41. 122
    Ed Milliband says:

    Err…errr…errrrr….I demand a judge led inquiry!

  42. 123
    Swiss Bob says:

    Fawkes, check the reporting points on the map you’ve posted.

    One of the reporting points is Vauxhall Bridge, pilot may have been nattering, fiddling with the radio at the time.

  43. 126
    Good Food Guide says:

    Tesco burgers came out top in our tests, they won by a short head. The ayes have it the ayes have it (and the nostrils, teeth and gums)

  44. 128
    Sir William Cotton-Budd says:

    Perish the thought that a large jet hits the Shard en route into Heathrow.

  45. 131
    BAnterrrr says:

    Black Hawk down in Vauxhall send Andrew Mitchell.

    • 136
      trolls are tossers says:

      No need; he’s already under arrest for insisting on cycling through the cordoned off area.

  46. 152
    confucious says:

    wheres Boris?


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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