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Old 01-17-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
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Not the best ride into work

There was a helicopter crash in the centre of London yesterday. The helicopter hit a crane on a construction site before crashing into the streets during rush hour. it then burst into flames.

Looks like this airhead RT rider had a narrow escape. Burning aviation fuel and debris from the helicopter scattered all over the place




Hope he's ok an eyewitness posted this

""There was a guy walking towards me, he'd just made it through bridge and he was smouldering. He must have been thrown off the motorcycle. He was worried about his motorcycle as it was leaking oil on the floor.

"I tried to help him, his back was on fire, the back of his coat was melted."

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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""He was worried about his motorcycle as it was leaking oil on the floor........his back was on fire, the back of his coat was melted."

I am glad to see that he kept his priorities straight during the whole ordeal
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:07 AM   #3
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From the Beeb:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21040410

From PPRuNe (professional pliot's fourm):

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/5...al-london.html

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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I am glad to see that he kept his priorities straight during the whole ordeal
As In "I'll put myself out once I check the airhead out - those rocker covers are expensive"

You gotta love airhead riders. he's just had a narrow miss from an helicopter dropping out of the sky, been blown off his bike and set on fire and he's worried about his holed rocker box. I've got a new hero.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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Damn, looks like a shot from a Terminator movie!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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That is not an accident you can plan for - geez he was lucky
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