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1. Pan along the road with debris on fire following helicopter crash

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LONDON - Jan. 16, 2013

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1. Pan along the road with debris on fire following helicopter crash

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2. Shot of building with broken crane that was hit by helicopter.

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3. Wide of burning debris at far end of street, following helicopter crash into crane on building under construction, AUDIO: alarm bell

4. Pan right to building that helicopter hit

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5. SOUNDBITE (English) vox pop, Matt Harverson, eyewitness

"It sounded like a fighter plane flying over, and we just heard a loud explosion and we thought there'd been a terrorist attack

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6. Close of sign reading "Road Closed"

7. Pan from traffic to closed road

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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Neil Basu, Commander, Metropolitan Police:

"At this stage what we believe has happened is that a commercial helicopter on a scheduled flight has collided with a crane on top of the building under construction in 9 Elms Road, South West 8. The helicopter then came down on the landward side of the building.

9. Wide of River Thames with building and crane on right

10. Mid of top of building and crane

11. Pan from headquarters of Britain's intelligence service MI6 to building

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

LONDON'S MORNING RUSH HOUR WAS ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE WEDNESDAY MORNING. A HELICOPTER CRASHED INTO A CRANE THEN FELL ONTO A CROWDED STREET KILLING TWO PEOPLE AND INJURING THIRTEEN.

MATT HARVERSON SHOT VIDEO ON HIS CELL PHONE THAT SHOWS HOW PERILOUSLY CLOSE THE BURNING DEBRIS WAS TO BYSTANDERS ON THE GROUND.

HE THOUGHT THE WORST AS HE HEARD THE EXPLOSION WHILE DRINKING HIS MORNING COFFEE.

Soundbite: Matt Harverson, eyewitness

It sounded like a fighter plane flying over, and we just heard a loud explosion and we thought there'd been a terrorist attack and we came straight out onto the main road.

POLICE SAY THE PILOT IS ONE OF THOSE KILLED IN THE CRASH...WHICH WAS A SHORT DISTANCE FROM A BUSY UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION BY THE THAMES RIVER.

(SOUNDBITE (English) Neil Basu, Commander, Metropolitan Police:)

"At this stage what we believe has happened is that a commercial helicopter on a scheduled flight has collided with a crane on top of the building under construction in 9 Elms Road, South West 8. The helicopter then came down on the landward side of the building.

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THEYES CAUSE OF THE CRASH. FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE CRANE WASN'T IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OF COLLAPSING.

RITA FOLEY/Associated Press

 

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