Further Update - Major Incident - Glasgow

Published 30 November 2013

Thirty-two people have been taken to hospitals across Glasgow following the incident on Friday night when a Police Scotland helicopter came down on the roof of a busy city centre pub.

The helicopter - a Eurocopter EC135 T2 – came down on the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub on Stockwell Street, Glasgow at around 2225 on Friday night.

Police Scotland is coordinating the operation with colleagues from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service, who are continuing to work to recover people from the scene.

The site has been contained and a full investigation by Police Scotland into the incident has begun under the direction of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. The Air Accident Investigation Branch is also carrying out an investigation.

The injured have been taken to the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary.

Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said:

“Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this incident and we are continuing work with our colleagues in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service to recover people from the scene.

“A full investigation is now underway however at this early stage it is too early to provide details on why the helicopter came down. There were three people on board the helicopter – two police officers and a civilian pilot and on a busy Friday night, there were a number of customers in the bar.

“We are working hard to recover people still inside the building and we will make further details available when we have them.”

Contact Details

The telephone number for members of the public who are concerned about relatives who may have been involved in the Glasgow helicopter crash is

0800 092 0410

Callers should ONLY contact this number if they have concerns for relatives who may have been in the Clutha Vaults pub or surrounding area at the time of the incident.

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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