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Chamber and committees

10-year Anniversary of the Glasgow Helicopter Crash

  • Submitted by: Kaukab Stewart, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 November 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11178

That the Parliament understands that 29 November 2023 is the 10-year anniversary of the helicopter crash at The Clutha bar in Glasgow city centre; recalls that, on the evening of 29 November 2013, three crew members and seven patrons of The Clutha were tragically killed, with a further 31 people injured after a police helicopter, EC135, crashed into The Clutha; commends the work and bravery of emergency services on the scene, which involved 125 firefighters, more than 25 ambulances, and two Special Operations Response Teams; notes that the subsequent air accident investigation led to the Civil Aviation Authority mandating police helicopters be fitted with additional safety measures; understands that, 600 days after the crash, The Clutha reopened its doors in July 2015, and expresses its continued sympathy for all those who were impacted by the events that took place on 29 November 2013.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Bob Doris, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Emma Harper, Clare Haughey, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle