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Glasgow crash helicopter's engines both failed

By Peter Woodman

Both engines failed on the helicopter which crashed into the Clutha Bar in Glasgow resulting in 10 deaths, an interim air accident report said yesterday.

In the latter stages of the flight on the night of November 29, the right engine "flamed out and shortly after the left engine flamed out", said the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

But the report also said that 76kg (168lb) of fuel was left in the fuel tank and the continuing investigation into the crash "will seek to determine why both the helicopter's engines flamed out".

The AAIB said the continuing investigation would also want to find out "why an autorotative descent and flare recovery was not achieved".

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