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Air ambulance landing in Forest Hill
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nottinghillbilly


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Post: #1
05-12-2011 04:59 PM

About 20 mins ago I heard an a helicopter circling very low over the London Road area of Forest Hill, when I looked out of my window it was a red 'Virgin' helicopter which I assume must be an air ambulance, it looked as if I went and Landed in The Sainsburys sort of area of London road or there abouts-have'nt heard it take off yet. Anyone know whats going on?

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nottinghillbilly


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Post: #2
05-12-2011 05:00 PM

P.S The time on the post is incorrect-I heard the Helicopter at around 3.30pm

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Snazy


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Post: #3
05-12-2011 05:03 PM

Heard about this via message while im at work. Anyone know anything? Have heard there were a large number of sirens too.

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ambient


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Post: #4
05-12-2011 05:06 PM

National Rail enquiries reporting someone hit by a train at Forest Hill....seems a likely reason for the air ambulance.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_di...today.html

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Snazy


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Post: #5
05-12-2011 05:09 PM

Ouch ! Not good.

Best wishes to them, I think.

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Baboonery


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Post: #6
05-12-2011 05:11 PM

Friend posted a pic of the helicopter in the carpark on FB. 5Live travel reporting person hit by train at FH.

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Snazy


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05-12-2011 05:13 PM

Hope Clarkson doesnt hear about this, my god it would make a mess of this forum.

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Londondrz


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Post: #8
05-12-2011 05:41 PM

All I can say is that it was a superb bit of flying. They threaded the HEMS helicopter down Manor Mount low over the roofs and landed in the Sainsburys car park between all the light posts.

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Forester


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Post: #9
05-12-2011 05:51 PM

Was told by one of the station staff that a lady had jumped under the train as it was arriving on the London Bridge-bound side just before 4pm. She was taken away in an ambulance (not the helicopter) but only seemed like she had minor injuries.

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Snazy


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05-12-2011 05:54 PM

Timing seems out, but rest seems plausable.
HEMS was over FH around 3.30

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nottinghillbilly


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Post: #11
05-12-2011 05:55 PM

Yes It looked like it was landing in that kind of area-was it an accident? I must have just missed it thank heavens-I pity the poor souls trying to get home tonight. Luckily I had the day off work otherwise I'd be one of those stranded at Canada Water.

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michael


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Post: #12
05-12-2011 06:29 PM

Thanks for the warning.


Sent from a bus.

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seeformiles


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Post: #13
05-12-2011 06:31 PM

I must've walked on to the platform just after it had happened, because two passengers were lying on their stomachs talking to or trying to give reassurance to whoever was trapped under the train.

The poor driver too - I saw him get out of the cab and walk along the platform to investigate.

All very surreal.

Was also very impressed the way the helicopter landed.

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Snazy


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05-12-2011 06:31 PM

lol @ sent from a bus. I dont even know how to get home on a bus from ere. I will work something out im sure, or a nice walk.

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seeformiles


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Post: #15
05-12-2011 06:43 PM

I was surprised, in retrospect, they were still letting people through the barriers but I got the impression people were understandably in a bit of daze and it was only just sinking in what had happened.
At first I thought someone had dropped some valuables down the gap until I asked someone and they said 'No, there's a person under there'.
It felt inappropriate to be waiting there and just watching on the sidelines, plus I felt we likely to be obstructing the emergency services as they were arriving, so I got out the way.
My sympathies to all affected by this.

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Erekose


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Post: #16
05-12-2011 07:18 PM

I came through the station at 5:45 having travelled via Canada water and all seemed to be working fine - no announcents of delays or anything.

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Snazy


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05-12-2011 09:35 PM

Websites were reporting delays but trains were running fine when I came thru at 6.40[/quote]

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ontheedge


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Post: #18
05-12-2011 11:44 PM

so glad, someone jumping /falling under a train didn't inconvenience anyone too much! don't know if people meant to be sardonic or not!

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roz


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Post: #19
06-12-2011 09:12 AM

These tragedies ( I know that it wasn't in this case) start to happen at this time of year. Hopefully not too many more but I doubt it somehow.

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Baboonery


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Post: #20
06-12-2011 12:37 PM

What chance have we got to increase use of the Perry Vale car park when even the air ambulance won't land there?

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