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2013-01-16 06:02:39 AM  

Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.

This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.


You do realise that there are people from countries other than the US on Fark?
 
2013-01-16 06:04:37 AM  
I knew it was only a matter of time until a helicopter collided with the pig above Battersea Park.
 
2013-01-16 06:06:51 AM  

I'm no expert but...: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.

This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.

You do realise that there are people from countries other than the US on Fark?


Canada is only a half country
 
2013-01-16 06:15:00 AM  
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I have a lot of friends near there. Been on the phone all morning

Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.

This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.


2 dead. 9 injured, one critically. Having that much disdain for humanity must make you a very ronery person
 
2013-01-16 06:15:59 AM  
BREAKING NEWS!!! A SECOND HELICOPTER HAS HIT THE SOUTH CRANE!
 
2013-01-16 06:16:00 AM  
Keizer_Ghidorah: Judging by your handle, it's no surprise everything you say is always retarded.

You.
 
2013-01-16 06:16:12 AM  
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2013-01-16 06:17:37 AM  
A friend is freaked out about this since she is visiting and has many friends there.
Any real comments?
 
2013-01-16 06:17:43 AM  

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I have a lot of friends near there. Been on the phone all morning

Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.

This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.

2 dead. 9 injured, one critically. Having that much disdain for humanity must make you a very ronery person


I hope all of your friends are okay.
 
2013-01-16 06:19:20 AM  
I'm going to come out in defense of saying "Thaymes." It shouldn't be the duty of a reporter to report the news with the pronunciation of the locals. NPR is notoriously bad at this, with everyone sounding like Speedy Gonzales every time a Hispanic name is mentioned. Paris doesn't get the local treatment and we still all know what city we're referencing.
 
2013-01-16 06:19:41 AM  

Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.

This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.


I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.
 
2013-01-16 06:23:19 AM  

DON.MAC: A friend is freaked out about this since she is visiting and has many friends there.
Any real comments?


Luckily, the crash happened quite early so the roads weren't that busy. The 2 people that have died are more than likely the pilot & passenger from the chopper. One of the people taken to hospital is critical. RNLI (Royal national Lifeboat Institution) are combing the Thames after reports of a person in the water.

Given the density of the area, closeness to residential areas and the Vauxhall Cross train station, this could have been MUCH worse
 
2013-01-16 06:25:29 AM  
DON.MAC: A friend is freaked out about this since she is visiting and has many friends there.
Any real comments?

Seek psychological assistance for your friend. Maybe she and omarion can get a group rate.
 
2013-01-16 06:26:20 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'm going to come out in defense of saying "Thaymes." It shouldn't be the duty of a reporter to report the news with the pronunciation of the locals. NPR is notoriously bad at this, with everyone sounding like Speedy Gonzales every time a Hispanic name is mentioned. Paris doesn't get the local treatment and we still all know what city we're referencing.


This isn't a NEECARRAGWAH deal. The pronunciation of "Thames" is well established and there is absolutely no excuse for a broadcast journalist to get it wrong. None.
 
2013-01-16 06:30:58 AM  
DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.
 
2013-01-16 06:33:11 AM  
wallywam1: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'm going to come out in defense of saying "Thaymes." It shouldn't be the duty of a reporter to report the news with the pronunciation of the locals. NPR is notoriously bad at this, with everyone sounding like Speedy Gonzales every time a Hispanic name is mentioned. Paris doesn't get the local treatment and we still all know what city we're referencing.

This isn't a NEECARRAGWAH deal. The pronunciation of "Thames" is well established and there is absolutely no excuse for a broadcast journalist to get it wrong. None.

The counterargument to this is that, left to their own devices, the Brits, bless em, tend to pronounce it "Don Quiksote", even in academic circles. Seriously.
 
2013-01-16 06:35:24 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.


No because she has friends who live and work in buildings on that street.

I'm a pilot too and I've never flow into a crane while flying illegally in a major city.
 
2013-01-16 06:38:54 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.


So you're being an asshole because you're that something like this is on the news? Sad that you feel the need to troll with and shiat on an incident like this.
 
2013-01-16 06:42:16 AM  
Way too early in the morning to be adding to my ignore list.
 
2013-01-16 06:44:47 AM  
DON.MAC: Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.

No because she has friends who live and work in buildings on that street.


Oh no slighly delayed morning commute! shock horror!
Keizer_Ghidorah: you're right. let's all pray for all the omaria that this thread has brought out. Won't somebody think of the omaria?
 
2013-01-16 06:52:37 AM  

DrPainMD: I'm writing my Congressprick and demanding he introduce tough new crane control legislation.


Ban Assault Cranes Now!
 
2013-01-16 06:56:32 AM  
Can someone please check on my aunt? She lives nearby in Liverpool
 
2013-01-16 06:59:26 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Can someone please check on my aunt? She lives nearby in Liverpool


yeah, she's drunk and unemployed
 
2013-01-16 07:00:29 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.

No because she has friends who live and work in buildings on that street.


Oh no slighly delayed morning commute! shock horror!
Keizer_Ghidorah: you're right. let's all pray for all the omaria that this thread has brought out. Won't somebody think of the omaria?


Were you born an idiot, or did it happen over time?
 
2013-01-16 07:02:26 AM  

Stantz: HaywoodJablonski: Can someone please check on my aunt? She lives nearby in Liverpool

yeah, she's drunk and unemployed


How'd you know? Thanks for checking, tho!
 
2013-01-16 07:10:05 AM  
Keizer_Ghidorah: Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.

No because she has friends who live and work in buildings on that street.


Oh no slighly delayed morning commute! shock horror!
Keizer_Ghidorah: you're right. let's all pray for all the omaria that this thread has brought out. Won't somebody think of the omaria?

Were you born an idiot, or did it happen over time?

I'm so very ashamed that I don't rate a clever or witty personal insult. I will repent by doing what so many here suggest that I should be, apparently, and treating this unfortunate but minor traffic accident on a foggy day as an Important and Life Changing piece of Important News that I should be "freaked out" over and that clearly requires worldwide circulation and NEWS FLASH importance.

See the first picture that Stanz posted? See the bus on the road there? If you were in that bus, this is how this incident would have affected you: after a few moments being stopped by police, the police would have diverted your bus into the other lane and your bus would have proceeded via an alternate route to your destination. You might be a few minutes late to work.

But, you know, go on, keep doing your best Mrs. Lovejoy impression.
 
2013-01-16 07:11:15 AM  

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I love that movie.

That movie was the greatest missed opportunity in the history of Quaker Oats advertising.

True, but you have to admit that Wilford Brimley's "Cajun" accent is hilariously badfantastic.


FTFY
 
2013-01-16 07:15:54 AM  

INeedAName: thisdaydreamer: Bathia_Mapes: thisdaydreamer: Aaaaand MSNBC manages to mispronounce Thames. Way to go, American media.

How did they pronounce it?

"thaymz"

Pretty much what you would expect.

So.... exactly how it's spelled, and how the rules of English pronunciation would expect it to be pronounced? I get that it's got a local pronunciation, but it's not the news anchor's fault that the locals are idiots.


I'll admit to chuckling at this, but you are wrong. English is very much NOT a phonetic language. Case in point: knives, knight, xylophone, herb (American pronunciation), colonel, The Artist Formally Known As Prince, etc.

Personally, I'd have gone with "Much like television, food, and dental hygiene, we just do English better than they do."

I would of course be excluding Doctor Who from this statement.
 
2013-01-16 07:17:06 AM  
*boop*
 
2013-01-16 07:20:10 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: I'm so very ashamed that I don't rate a clever or witty personal insult. I will repent by doing what so many here suggest that I should be, apparently, and treating this unfortunate but minor traffic accident on a foggy day as an Important and Life Changing piece of Important News that I should be "freaked out" over and that clearly requires worldwide circulation and NEWS FLASH importance.

See the first picture that Stanz posted? See the bus on the road there? If you were in that bus, this is how this incident would have affected you: after a few moments being stopped by police, the police would have diverted your bus into the other lane and your bus would have proceeded via an alternate route to your destination. You might be a few minutes late to work.

But, you know, go on, keep doing your best Mrs. Lovejoy impression.


Yeah, you're either drunk, on drugs, or trolling. First you whine about every single car accident in the world not being shown on television, then you complain about this only being reported to satiate some kind of bloodlust, and now you're throwing Simpsons' quotes at something that has nothing to do with the quote.
 
2013-01-16 07:20:56 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Stantz: HaywoodJablonski: Can someone please check on my aunt? She lives nearby in Liverpool

yeah, she's drunk and unemployed

How'd you know? Thanks for checking, tho!


Last I heard she was between a sister and a cousin.
 
2013-01-16 07:23:09 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: Keizer_Ghidorah: Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.

No because she has friends who live and work in buildings on that street.


Oh no slighly delayed morning commute! shock horror!
Keizer_Ghidorah: you're right. let's all pray for all the omaria that this thread has brought out. Won't somebody think of the omaria?

Were you born an idiot, or did it happen over time?

I'm so very ashamed that I don't rate a clever or witty personal insult. I will repent by doing what so many here suggest that I should be, apparently, and treating this unfortunate but minor traffic accident on a foggy day as an Important and Life Changing piece of Important News that I should be "freaked out" over and that clearly requires worldwide circulation and NEWS FLASH importance.

See the first picture that Stanz posted? See the bus on the road there? If you were in that bus, this is how this incident would have affected you: after a few moments being stopped by police, the police wo ...


So a helicopter falling out of the sky is a 'minor traffic accident'? And as for NEWS FLASH importance, what sort event do YOU think should qualify?
 
2013-01-16 07:24:02 AM  
If the helicopter had it's own crane, this would have never happened.

/sorry helicopter families. You can rest assured my inapproprate joke will send me to hell.
 
2013-01-16 07:24:17 AM  
FTA: "Doctors said one of the dead was the pilot and the other was on the ground."

So, the dead pilot is still hovering above the crash site?
 
2013-01-16 07:26:19 AM  

wallywam1: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'm going to come out in defense of saying "Thaymes." It shouldn't be the duty of a reporter to report the news with the pronunciation of the locals. NPR is notoriously bad at this, with everyone sounding like Speedy Gonzales every time a Hispanic name is mentioned. Paris doesn't get the local treatment and we still all know what city we're referencing.

This isn't a NEECARRAGWAH deal. The pronunciation of "Thames" is well established and there is absolutely no excuse for a broadcast journalist to get it wrong. None.


The Brits can either learn to pronounce the name of the river as it's spelt, or spell the name of the river as it's pronounced. Until they can figure that out, they are clearly the ones in the wrong.
 
2013-01-16 07:27:01 AM  
Has anyone prayed for Omarion yet? We really should get started on that.
 
2013-01-16 07:27:09 AM  

Radioactive Ass: thisdaydreamer: Aaaaand MSNBC manages to mispronounce Thames. Way to go, American media.

Well the American river that's spelled the same (in Connecticut) sounds like it's spelled (THA) and not TEM. I'd think that there might be a little leeway there.


No.
 
2013-01-16 07:28:54 AM  

Stantz: HaywoodJablonski: Can someone please check on my aunt? She lives nearby in Liverpool

yeah, she's drunk and unemployed


And her butt's gonna be sore for a few days.
 
2013-01-16 07:30:27 AM  

I'm no expert but...: So a helicopter falling out of the sky is a 'minor traffic accident'? And as for NEWS FLASH importance, what sort event do YOU think should qualify?


There are 9 locals in the hospital, one person who wasn't in the helicopter who died and someone in critical condition.

And my friend has friends who might have been on the street in that area at the time and she is half a world away.
 
2013-01-16 07:31:35 AM  

DrPainMD: Stantz: HaywoodJablonski: Can someone please check on my aunt? She lives nearby in Liverpool

yeah, she's drunk and unemployed

And her butt's gonna be sore for a few days.


So she's been knocking boots with Wayne Rooney then?
 
2013-01-16 07:39:04 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Bomb Head Mohammed: I'm so very ashamed that I don't rate a clever or witty personal insult. I will repent by doing what so many here suggest that I should be, apparently, and treating this unfortunate but minor traffic accident on a foggy day as an Important and Life Changing piece of Important News that I should be "freaked out" over and that clearly requires worldwide circulation and NEWS FLASH importance.

See the first picture that Stanz posted? See the bus on the road there? If you were in that bus, this is how this incident would have affected you: after a few moments being stopped by police, the police would have diverted your bus into the other lane and your bus would have proceeded via an alternate route to your destination. You might be a few minutes late to work.

But, you know, go on, keep doing your best Mrs. Lovejoy impression.

Yeah, you're either drunk, on drugs, or trolling. First you whine about every single car accident in the world not being shown on television, then you complain about this only being reported to satiate some kind of bloodlust, and now you're throwing Simpsons' quotes at something that has nothing to do with the quote.


Honestly, if you don't know anyone involved, why care? Yes, it would suck to be stuck in that traffic, it would be horrible to be among the nine injured, and my heart honestly goes out to the families of the weather blinded pilots, but beyond that small amount of empathy, why waist energy worrying about what amounts to little more than a traffic accident?

This isn't a terrorist attack of any sort. This was an accident. Get over it. How many jokes have you told about 9/11? How about a dead celebrity? Or just about anyone who is no longer alive? Judging the amount of time between a death and joking about it is simply a type of hypocrisy. Tell the jokes when you think of them and apologize ONLY to those who knew the deceased.

Otherwise, get off your high horse and let the rest of us have a laugh before we go to work.

(Note: even I have my limitations on this joking-about-the-dead rule; children are off limits. A child dying is never funny. Period.)
 
2013-01-16 07:42:03 AM  
DrPainMD: Stantz: HaywoodJablonski: Can someone please check on my aunt? She lives nearby in Liverpool

yeah, she's drunk and unemployed

And her butt's gonna be sore for a few days.

So she's been knocking boots with Wayne Rooney then?


I heard she's been ridiin the rails with one eyed Willie.
 
2013-01-16 07:44:27 AM  
Long line forming for the 2 new job openings.
 
2013-01-16 07:46:42 AM  
Proximity to New York, British version.

Also, spectacular pictures sell hard copies.
 
2013-01-16 07:48:18 AM  
I can't decide if I'm supposed to care.
 
2013-01-16 08:01:49 AM  
God damn it, McClane...
 
2013-01-16 08:07:18 AM  

d23: God damn it, McClane...


Guess we're gonna need some more MI5 guys.
 
2013-01-16 08:07:37 AM  
The story circulating here is that the crane operator had come down from his cockpit to pick something up and was heading back up the tower when the helicopter hit...if true, that farker should go get himself a lottery ticket for tonight's draw
 
2013-01-16 08:15:48 AM  

KStDrew: FTA: "Doctors said one of the dead was the pilot and the other was on the ground."

So, the dead pilot is still hovering above the crash site?


I'm trying to lol very quietly so I don't wake my roommate.
 
2013-01-16 08:19:11 AM  
My phone beeped for a text message while I was in a pilates class this morning.

When we went for a reviving coffee I was baffled to see that Firstborn was reassuring me that no burning helicopters had fallen on her today.

She lives in Camberwell, south of the river, close to the scene and works in Westminster. Phew.
 
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