Fire chief rushed to Glasgow helicopter crash to find police hero sister-in-law was one of eight dead as 32 are injured on ‘black day’



The fatalities from The Clutha pub included everyone in the aircraft – two police officers and a civilian pilot. One of them was named last night as hero PC Kirsty Nelis (left). In a terrible coincidence, her brother-in-law, Paul Nelis (inset), is a fire service commander who was among the first on the scene – and learned of her death as he arrived. The helicopter pilot, who is believed to be among the dead, was named by his family members as 51-year-old former RAF Lieutenant David Traill, 51 (far top right) while police confirmed Gary Arthur, 48, (second from top right) was also one of the casualties. The friends and family of John McGarrigle, 59, (bottom right) and Mark O’prey said the pair were in the pub at the time of the crash and are feared to have fallen victim to the horrific incident.

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