The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
A MEMORIAL service took place in Glasgow yesterday for the 10 people who died in the Clutha helicopter crash.
A candle was lit for each of the victims at the ecumenical remembrance, which took place at St Andrew’s Cathedral.
The service was held four months on from the crash and yards from where it happened.
The Police Scotland Eurocopter EC 135 came down on the Clutha bar at 10.25pm on November 29.
The three crew members died, along with seven people who were in the pub.
Archbishop Tartaglia led the service and talked about the response from the people of Glasgow in the aftermath of the crash.
He spoke of the “human chain” that helped pulled people from the wreckage, those who came to the police cordon to pay their “silent respects”, and the fund-raising that went on in the weeks that followed.
“In many ways the tragedy brought out the good, and the selfless and the compassionate in people,” he said.
“It was poignant and humbling and I was proud of my city.”
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.
It has already said the helicopter suffered a double engine failure.