A pilot whose helicopter crashed into a crane 770ft up a tower block in London told a colleague he felt under "extreme pressure" to go ahead with the flight despite bad weather Mr Barnes had flown for the East Midlands air. Mr Cundall said the helicopter involved was a Robinson 22 "He added "I was shocked by the scene, but unfortunately I have seen other crashes before" East Midlands Ambulance Service said the victim was pronounced dead at the. The manmade reservoirs of the Midlands have led to the destruction of local communities Inside Out investigated Chris Packham took a helicopter flight over the East Midlands One of the sights which stood out from above were the. Manchester airport halted operations on its Runway One to allow police to investigate the sighting, a spokesman said The runway was suspended for around 20 minutes and four inbound flights were diverted to nearby Liverpool and East. The rescue helicopter was tasked at 918pm to East Midlands Airport to collect a specialist medical trauma team and transfer them to the Causeway Hospital, where they arrived at 1125pm While the medical team were preparing the. It comes after "thundersnow" storms hit Britain yesterday, forcing schools to close and suspending flights at Manchester and East Midlands Airports conditions for anyone taking to the roads These helicopter aerials between Leeds and. The helicopter is provided by the National Police Air Service NPAS and currently covers Suffolk and Norfolk from its Wattisham base However the costs to the police are high Suffolk has to pay &163800,000 a year for 250 hours of flights. It got so bad that people vomited with lightning striking as close as 50 metres away on the flight from Ibiza to Stansted After an ordeal lasting for hours the plane diverted and landed at East Midlands MORE Helicopter police officer. A restaurant tycoon told an inquest he did not put one iota of pressure on a Nottingham helicopter pilot to divert a flight in bad weather and pick a pilot colleague at the East Midlands air ambulance, said Mr Barnes told him on the. A Royal Navy flight observer has dropped in to visit his old school aboard a Lynx helicopter Lt Alex Tuckwood visited James Roberson reports for East Midlands Today.