Death toll rises to nine in Glasgow helicopter crash and police fear more pub goers could be found in the rubble

  • Investigators not ruled out whether pilot was shot at or blinded by laser
  • As more of pub is searched, fears death toll could rise further
  • Witnesses said the police helicopter fell out of the sky ‘like a stone’
  • Police have confirmed a ninth body has been discovered at the scene
  • Samuel McGhee, aged 56, from Glasgow, fifth victim to be named

Nine people are known to have been killed at the Clutha pub ¿ including the doomed aircraft¿s civilian pilot and two police officers on board ¿ while 32 pub-goers were injured.

Nine people are known to have been killed at the Clutha pub (left) – including the doomed aircraft’s civilian pilot, David Trail (bottom right), and two police officers, PC Kirsty Nelis (second left) and Anthony Collins (second right), on board. As the scale of Friday night’s disaster in Glasgow unfolded, investigators refused to rule out foul play as they examined possible causes of the crash, including whether the pilot was shot at or blinded by a ‘laser pen’. Last night, Samuel McGhee (bottom left) was the fifth victim to be named. Gary Arthur (bottom centre) has also been confirmed dead and police say three other bodies are still inside the pub.

More bodies may be trapped beneath the police helicopter that plunged into a busy pub, officials feared last night.

Nine people are now known to have been killed – including the doomed aircraft’s civilian pilot and two police officers on board – while 32 pub-goers were injured.

As the scale of Friday night’s disaster in Glasgow unfolded, investigators refused to rule out foul play as they examined possible causes of the crash, including whether the pilot was shot at or blinded by a ‘laser pen’.

 

 

Source : Daily mail

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