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Social media charts crash aftermath
The helicopter crash in central London has been covered extensively on social media
The reporting of the fatal helicopter crash in central London showed how much the media has changed in recent years.
In a clear case of citizen journalism, news of the accident began breaking on social media websites, and within minutes users had begun posting tweets, pictures and video.
The hashtags #helicopter and #vauxhall began trending as users began using the web to report witness accounts and their condolences as the situation became clear.
One Twitter user wrote: "Passed by #helicopter crash scene in #Vauxhall, horrible. Could've been a lot worse if crashed on station or railway."
Another said: "Jesus, just saw a helicopter crash into a crane on top of St George Tower in Vauxhall. Knocked the top of the crane off. Hope no one's hurt."
One user posted a picture of the tower, with dark black smoke billowing into the sky, and wrote: "Helicopter just hit a crane and crashed a few metres in front of me in vauxhall. Completely shaken."
Other pictures posted online showed emergency services vehicles surrounding a large fire.
Footage shot on a mobile phone showed an entire road blocked by burning wreckage and aviation fuel.