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
12-10-0429/AS 2.


  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.

  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.

  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.

  6. 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.

  7. 7
    Field Marshall Abu Qatada says:

    Correction he was using Apple Maps and actually crashed into a crane in Vauxhall – Finally Apple does something right

  8. 8
    old SHEP says:

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

  9. 9
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

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

  10. 10
    The Labour Party says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. 12
  13. 13
    The Labour Party says:

    That is acceptable because it is in their culture.

  14. 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.

  15. 15
    JuliaM says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 18
    Mandatory Gay Marriage under Dave says:

    Why is Fawkes so obsessed about this helicopter story? Is it because of his known love of choppers?

  19. 19
    Kieth Vaz says:

    I’m on my way.

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

    NOTAM = NBG.

  21. 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.

  22. 22
    Ho hum says:

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

  23. 23
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    A miracle would have been if Nobody had died…maybe

  24. 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.

  25. 25
    The Labour Party says:

    Good for you. We celebrate your desire to take over everything, as this is part of your rich and valuable culture.

    PS: would you like some extra benefit money? We’re planning to raise taxes on British workers, so there’ll be plenty of extra dosh for you.

  26. 26
    Britain is dead says:

    If Maggie and Norman Tebbit were still around, they wouldn’t stand for this shit.

  27. 27
    Plato says:

    Did Guido have problems getting to work today?

  28. 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.

  29. 29
    Tesco says:

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

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

    Horse meat in burgers is all the Guv’mentz fault, innit:


  31. 31
    God says:

    + 9 injured , 1 critically.

  32. 32
    Owen Jones says:

    Having read that I feel rather poo

  33. 33
    YouGov says:

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

  34. 34
    old SHEP says:

    Shergar Burgers.

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. 37
    an imartial observer says:

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

  38. 38
    R Swiper says:

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

  39. 39
    R Swiper says:


  40. 40
    old SHEP says:

    ** innocent face **

  41. 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.

  42. 42
    Shergar says:


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

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

  44. 44
    hank the cat says:

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

  45. 45
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Luciana Bergers?

  46. 46
    hank the cat says:

    Read a review of the book, they gave it ++++

  47. 47

    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

  48. 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?

  49. 49
    R Swiper says:

    My Lidl Pony

  50. 50
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    **guilty body**

  51. 51
  52. 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

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

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

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    He usually bigs up some such when he wants to divert attention from some disgusting/disgraceful Tory behavour that he suports.

  55. 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

  56. 56
    Mr Ed says:

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

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Having a face like a horse must can’t help.

  58. 58
    Big problem if true says:

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

  59. 59
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:


    Ypu dont know much about your hero.

    Gudio is an Ex City tosse*r who made a load of cash quickly in square mile…ie did bugger all… then retired to set up his blogg

  60. 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.

  61. 61
    Britain is dead says:

    And watch True Lies to enjoy seeing ragheads getting blown to smithereens.

  62. 62
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:


  63. 63
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:


  64. 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.

  65. 65
    Quentin Tarantino says:

    Fuck you, Krishnan, you murthyfucker!

  66. 66
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Dykevision, excellent! Thanks for making me laugh this morning.

  67. 67
    Vote4Ukip says:

    I had a Tesco burger last night. Now I have the trots.

  68. 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?

  69. 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

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

    DVLA has issued new guidelines for driving in London.

    Look Right.

    Look Left.

    Look Fucking Up.

  71. 71
    old SHEP says:

    What’s the point of having 300 foot high fan revolving in the middle of a grouse moor?.

  72. 72
    alexsandr says:

    cant dress like this then?

  73. 73
    Evil Landlord says:

    The relatives have suffered enough without you showing up

  74. 74
    hank the cat says:

    Bloody hell she should steer clear of tesco’s or they will whip her into a burger

  75. 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?

  76. 76
    Tesco says:

    Turn her into burgers!

  77. 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.

  78. 78
    Evil Landlord says:

    white children only

  79. 79
    hank the cat says:

    You silly,silly boy

  80. 80
    Swiss Bob says:

    Correct so GPS would be no frigging use if you’d tapped it in your ‘satnav’.

  81. 81
    Mr Tesco. says:

    Every Little Pony helps.

  82. 82
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    How about, to tear up any off-course helicopters?

  83. 83
    old SHEP says:

    Now 50 to1 (£), Trotoff.

  84. 84
    Black Beauty says:

    I understand the source of the equine flesh were shipments of meat from Europe. So what has Herman Van Rompuy got to say about that?

  85. 85
    old SHEP says:

    Old Shires.

  86. 86
    Fresh,fair start says:

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

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

    Might give Tescos meatballs a try….

    I hear they’re the dogs bollox.

  88. 88
    3Para says:

    New here?

    Guido gives all politicians a kicking here no matter which colour rosette they wear.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 91
    old SHEP says:

    Liqueur Balls.

  92. 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

  93. 93
    Avid Reader says:

    Is it available at Tesco’s? …. and in what form?

  94. 94
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Whereas you are just a sponger from the State.

  95. 95
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 4 says:

    You are a Royal ( Doulton ) Flush.

  96. 96
    trolls are tossers says:

    I believe it relates to his support for UKIP and fear that Fondling Farrago was in some way involved given his aviation record.

  97. 97
    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.

  98. 98
    The Libor party says:

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

  99. 99
    beguiled says:

    exhibit a…

    group photo from a recent brony (my little pony fans) portland meet up.

    check out the lassies dressed as rainbow dash and vinyl scratch- hot hot hot.

    everyone else in the photo- not not not.

  100. 100
    Cathy Ashton says:


  101. 101
    David Cameron king of the Tories says:

    He hurts my feeling each and every day.

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

  103. 103
    Will I am I am not says:

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

  104. 104
    trolls are tossers says:

    Rubbish. Guido is a dyed in the wool UKIP troll.

  105. 105
    D. Miilibland says:

    Ed Balls

  106. 106
    trolls are tossers says:

    I fear the ambulances will be charged for accessing the area.

  107. 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.

  108. 108
    mark says:

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

  109. 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.

  110. 110
    grace jones says:

    rather than pull up to your bumper owen i would simply put my foot down in the hope the resulting whiplash snapped your cervical vertebrae.

  111. 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.

  112. 112
    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.

  113. 113
    trolls are tossers says:

    A deep fried mars bar being dunked in the pint is a sure sign.

  114. 114
    It's alright, It's not my money says:

    No such thing, unless he’s half man half whiskey.

  115. 115
  116. 116
    M Clifford says:

    So they could rush round to victims family for a photo opportunity?

  117. 117
    Crazy Horse says:

    Me too but I’ve got the trots.

  118. 118

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

  119. 119
    Joe Moore says:

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

  120. 120
    penis von lesbian says:

    chin chinery chin chinery chin chin, chin chin
    has anybody seen that i am devoid of a chin?
    chin chinery chin chinery chin chin, chin chin
    i’m baroness ashton and i was born without a chin.

  121. 121
    John Prescott says:

    Those Tesco burgers have given me the trots.

  122. 122
    Ed Milliband says:

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

  123. 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.

  124. 124
    Raving Loon says:

    Serious questions like who has been chopping up horses and putting them in burgers?

  125. 125
    Realist says:

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

  126. 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)

  127. 127
    anon. says:

  128. 128
    Sir William Cotton-Budd says:

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

  129. 129
    Horse d'oeuvre says:

    Although Waitrose burgers were very good, Tesco won by a nose.

  130. 130
    trolls are tossers says:

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

  131. 131
    BAnterrrr says:

    Black Hawk down in Vauxhall send Andrew Mitchell.

  132. 132
    Keith Vaz MP says:

    You know it, baby!

  133. 133
    trolls are tossers says:

    Saves having to take the Footman of the Fan on shoots. Those tweeds are hot….

  134. 134
    trolls are tossers says:

    They are……..and they are.

  135. 135
    Tardkiller says:

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

  136. 136
    trolls are tossers says:

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

  137. 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…


  138. 138
    JabbaTheCat says:

    I notice the helicopter is an Italian Augusta. Would you go flying in a Fiat?

  139. 139
    Nigel Biggles MEP, Leader of the Lemon Party says:

    I’d just like to reassure my fans that it wasn’t me this time.

  140. 140
    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

  141. 141
    Dynamic Dave says:

    Me too. I’ve already put out a “sad” statement to gain some publicity for myself from this tragic accident.

  142. 142
    Tesco P.R. Dept. says:

    Dogs bollux are too expensive and high quality to be in our burgers

  143. 143
    Anonymous says:

    .is helideli incident about less freedoms?
    the view from above i.e the helicopter view is a bit like sitting in quiet eyes closed and observing your thoughts.
    ahhhh bliss.

  144. 144
    Evette says:

    Hey — Balls licking is my role.

  145. 145
    Anonymous says:

    accidents are a warning.
    know thyself. on the 4th day of the week, the day of Mars the aggressor…channel your energy…consciously. for the midpoint of the week is the day of balance and harmony.

    accidents or no accidents, it is a day for knowing your life purpose.

  146. 146
    Anonymous says:

    the romance of Islam stands against the suffering of christianity.

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

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

  147. 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.

  148. 148
    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.

  149. 149
    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.

  150. 150
    Moussa Koussa Mark 6 says:

    hmmmm..Mark 4 .. come back to bed I’m still hard.

  151. 151
    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 .

  152. 152
    confucious says:

    wheres Boris?

  153. 153
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    The link to the NOTAM is dead.

    Has the NOTAM been taken down?

    If so, why?

  154. 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!

  155. 155
    Ophelia Gently says:

    Got an ATPL or any aviation knowledge? No. So STFU as you are as ignorant as an MP.

  156. 156
    Ann Abbatwahr says:

    Why are you asking?

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