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A pilot cheated death on live TV when his helicopter crashed as he was putting up a seven-storey Christmas tree.
Television viewers in New Zealand watched in horror as the blades of Greg Gribble's helicopter became tangled in cables attached to scaffolding on Auckland's waterfront.
Thousands watched the drama unfold on TV in New Zealand. Steve Hall witnessed the 10.30am crash from a boat moored nearby, and said the helicopter appeared to be trying to lift a tower near the drawbridge.
Originally posted by bulla
WOW and OUCH
There is nothing like winning the lottery for Christmas and stands for all of them, but it also shows the fantastic comrade, from his fellow workers, that at that precise moment when the choppers electric fuel pumps would have still been active, but I do note, that one man, was thinking at light speed, as while the pilot was in the rear, he the guy, headed up on the opposite side to access the dash board, and I assume for the master kill switch, as at that point, he was risking his own life, given the chopper exploded in flames,as there would have been some possible 300 Lt of fuel on board
Great find and posting, we use Rotary wing aircraft extensively, I must get our pilots to view this, that's if they haven't already seen it, and I think this incredible film, should form part of all work health and safety procedures from here on in
As what not to do, as a momentary laps of concentration, or misjudgment, better not to submit your aircraft to such high levels of risk in the first place, and in all fairness to the pilot, the said wires should have been identified or flagged, posted, as to there being there, no good wishing them luck as they have had there share
As the saying goes, accidents don't just happen,they are caused
And thanks for the posting
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by cerebralassassins
giftmass is a month away - why are people putting trees up in november ?????