Sutton man Matthew Wood killed in Nine Elms helicopter crash

Sutton Guardian: The scene after the helicopter crashed into Nine Elms high-rise tower The scene after the helicopter crashed into Nine Elms high-rise tower

The second person killed in this morning’s helicopter crash in Vauxhall is believed to be a man from Sutton.

Police have said they believe the man killed in the crash is Matthew Wood, 39, from Sutton.

Mr Wood is understood to have been on the ground walking to work when the helicopter hit a crane on St George Wharf Tower, in Vauxhall, amid heavy fog.

It cartwheeled out of the sky, smashed into two cars as it hit the ground and exploded into flames.

Helicopter pilot Peter Barnes also died in the crash.

Police said next of kin of both men had been informed and family liaison officers are with their families.

Two office buildings, five cars and two motorbikes were damaged in the crash shortly before 8am this morning.

Twelve people were injured. Five are in hospital, including one with a broken leg, and seven were treated at the scene.

Did you know Mr Wood? Leave a tribute in the space below, or email mwatts@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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11:45pm Wed 16 Jan 13

amandawood says...

he was my brother, he was a big giant with a big heart, it still hard to believe, I love him soo much, love you my cuddly brother xxxxx
he was my brother, he was a big giant with a big heart, it still hard to believe, I love him soo much, love you my cuddly brother xxxxx amandawood

12:11am Thu 17 Jan 13

Brianfromsutton says...

Such a shock and my thoughts go out to you and your family Amanda.

RIP, how cruel can life be? Stay strong in Matthew's memory.
Such a shock and my thoughts go out to you and your family Amanda. RIP, how cruel can life be? Stay strong in Matthew's memory. Brianfromsutton

6:20am Thu 17 Jan 13

Lizzieg says...

So very sad , my thoughts are with you and your family. X x x x
So very sad , my thoughts are with you and your family. X x x x Lizzieg

7:21am Thu 17 Jan 13

markjoy says...

Matt Wood was the best friend anyone could have. No matter what was happening in his life, he always had time for others. It was a pleasure to know him & work with him. It is so sad that on his way into work, he was so cruelly taken away. My thoughts go out to all his family.
Matt Wood was the best friend anyone could have. No matter what was happening in his life, he always had time for others. It was a pleasure to know him & work with him. It is so sad that on his way into work, he was so cruelly taken away. My thoughts go out to all his family. markjoy

12:43pm Thu 17 Jan 13

AlexTB says...

It is so sad. My thoughts are with you right now at tis difficult time.
It is so sad. My thoughts are with you right now at tis difficult time. AlexTB

6:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Brianfromsutton says...

Having just seen the news, I remember Matt in Hotrocks.... very sad news. My condolences to all who knew him.
Having just seen the news, I remember Matt in Hotrocks.... very sad news. My condolences to all who knew him. Brianfromsutton

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