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MP calls for helicopter action

MP calls for helicopter action
Regulations for helicopter flights over London will "inevitably have to be looked at" David Cameron said after a crash killed two this morning.

Nine more were injured when the helicopter crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, in misty conditions.

At Prime Minister's Questions, Labour MP Kate Hoey asked whether "with the changing skyline of London, we need to look much more closely and where, how and why helicopters fly through our central city".

Mr Cameron responded: "I think everyone can see from those terrifying pictures on our television screens this morning just how quickly the emergency services responded...

"The point she makes about the rules for helicopter flights and other flights over our capital city, I'm sure they will be looked at as part of the investigations that take place, she's right that that's not an issue for today but inevitably it's something that will have to be looked at."

Ms Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, also fleshed out her position on the BBC. She said: "What I’m saying is it’s no good today saying this is terrible accident, it could have happened anywhere – I think it’s an opportunity for us to look at whether we’re becoming complacent.

"It’s become so obviously used as a method of transport, mainly for people who work in the City or who want to get there very quickly. So I think it’s something that after we’ve got the trauma of today over and people are back in their homes – because many of my constituents are not in their homes, we have to look at.

Speaking to the to the London Assembly this morning, London Mayor Boris Johnson labelled this morning's helicopter crash a "very serious accident" but said that it was “very, very, early to draw any substantive conclusions".

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