Pilot of helicopter that crashed into Glasgow bar killing 10 people 'received five low-fuel alerts'

Mail Online | 11/29/2013 | Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
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The pilot of the police helicopter that crashed into a Glasgow bar killing ten people had received five low fuel alerts before it plunged from the air, an inquest heard.

Pilot David Trail, two crew members and seven customers in the Clutha bar in Glasgow were killed when the Police Scotland helicopter crashed onto the roof of the building on November 29, 2013.

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Marcus Cook, senior inspector at the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB), told a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) there were five warning notices recorded during the flight.

Mr Cook said: 'The low-fuel warning remained on for the remainder of the flight.'

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He also told how a Caution and Advisory Display (CAD) would have been functioning at the time.

This should have shown how much fuel was in the main tank, the left supply tank and the right supply tank.


There had been intermittent warnings recorded but they do not reveal when they were triggered.

The FAI before Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull is taking place in a temporary court at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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It also heard there are no plans to reopen the AAIB investigation into the crash.

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