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Hoylake woman witnesses London 'copter crash horror
The scene after a helicopter crashed into a construction crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building
A WIRRAL woman was witness to the central London helicopter crash as she took the bus to work.
Joanna Moroz, from Hoylake, heard the helicopter smash into the ground before exploding just two vehicle lengths in front of her.
Cars were caught up in the blast as it hit the ground and two people are known to have died - one of whom is the pilot.
Another 13 have been injured with one in a critical condition.
Twenty-eight-year-old Joanne said the bus came to a halt and as the helicopter came down.
She told Liverpool radio station Juice FM: “I heard this whizzing noise, then this almighty crash.
“It looked like the whole road was on fire. My initial thoughts were it was a terror attack and I just wanted to get out of there.
"The bus came to a halt, we all got off and there were two cars in front of us and a crashed helicopter.
"I reckon I was a matter of seconds away. There was my bus, two cars, and where the helicopter hit."
Latest report say the pilot attempted to divert due to bad weather.
The helicopter spun out of control and crash-landed after clipping a crane on top of one of Europe's tallest residential towers. I
It fell from the sky before exploding into flames, plunging on to Wandsworth Road near Vauxhall station.
The owners of London Heliport at Battersea said they received a request via Heathrow air traffic control from the pilot asking to divert due to bad weather.
Police said the helicopter was on a scheduled flight from Redhill, Surrey, to Elstree, Hertfordshire.
The two people killed were the pilot and someone on the ground, emergency services said.
Firefighters rescued a man from a burning car and brought a blaze caused by the crash under control.