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Roger Lindley - Publisher-EditorEditorial Comment

Glasgow Helicopter Accident

What, you may wonder, has a calamitous helicopter incident in Glasgow got to do with a construction magazine? The incident is a true tragedy involving those who patrol our streets (and skies) providing police protection and for those simply out for the evening enjoying the end of the week.

Our condolences go to all involved. We also acknowledge the courage of those who, without fear for their own danger, showed the true British character, by rushing in to help.

Time to reflect on what could have been, and statistically, one day will be, in respect of developing London’s airports.

The Glasgow incident involved a small helicopter returning from a routine task. Except, on this occasion, what looks like some catastrophic mechanical failure caused the total loss of power and control. Resulting in the tragic event.

Every week, thousands of planes fly directly over London in the final approach to Heathrow Airport.
A similar catastrophic failure to one of these would result in an unimaginable inferno that does not bear thinking about.

The helicopter involved in Glasgow has a good safety record but that is no consolation. Accidents still occur.
Countries around the world have developed large, modern airports outside of city limits. They have recognised that the risk is too high to have high volumes of air traffic flying over densely populated cities.

Do we have to wait for a ‘Glasgow incident’ to occur over London before the regulators say ‘Enough is enough”? The construction industry has extremely strict health and safety regulations.

Think of this. If Heathrow did not already exist it is extremely unlikely that planning permission would ever be given to build it - on health and safety grounds.

Roger Lindley - Publisher-Editor

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