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Glasgow helicopter crash: Three killed on board chopper in crash named by police

At least eight people killed in helicopter crash

The three people who died on board a service helicopter which crashed into a crowded pub have been named by police.

At least eight people were killed when the helicopter came down on to the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub in Glasgow on Friday night.

Those on board the helicopter have been named as pilot David Traill, police officer Kirsty Nelis and police officer Tony Collins.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House said both constables were members of the helicopter unit and had both previously been commended for acts of bravery.

Sir Stephen said: "It is with great sadness that I can confirm that the crew of the helicopter involved in this incident have all died. They were constable Tony Collins, constable Kirsty Nelis and the pilot captain Dave Traill.

"Kirsty and Tony were members of the Police Scotland operations support division. They were part of the helicopter unit.

"Captain Dave Traill had worked with the police for over four years and was very much a part of our team.

"I'd like to pay tribute to all of them and the work that they did over the years keeping people safe across Scotland.

"Both the officers involved had previously been commended by the police by bravery in different acts."

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