Prince visits Clutha disaster site

The Prince of Wales has visited the site where a police helicopter crashed into the Clutha pub.

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Charles met members of the emergency services at the bar in Glasgow where tragedy struck a week ago.

He heard about the complex rescue and recovery operation from Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House.

The Prince, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, also spoke to Alasdair Hay, chief officer of Scottish Fire and Rescue, and Pauline Howie, chief executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

He will later sign a book of condolence at the City Chambers.

Two police constables and a civilian pilot were killed when the helicopter crashed on to the roof of the busy pub on Friday night while returning from a police operation. The crew members were captain David Traill, 51, and officers Kirsty Nelis, 36, and Tony Collins, 43.

Six people died inside the pub where live music was being played at the time. They were Robert Jenkins, 61, Mark O'Prey, 44, Colin Gibson, 33, John McGarrigle, 57, Gary Arthur, 48, and Samuel McGhee, 56.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited the crash site earlier this week and tributes have also been laid at the scene by Glasgow-born comedian and actor Billy Connolly, Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers manager Ally McCoist.

Air crash investigators have begun an examination of the wreckage.

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