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Video: News chopper crashes in front of responders at scene

The pilot and cameraman aboard survived the incident with minor injuries

Radio Australia

PERTH, Australia —A Channel Ten cameraman has described being flung from the cabin of a helicopter as it crashed at Baskerville, in Perth's Swan Valley. The helicopter was filming a truck rollover on Weir Road on Saturday when the accident happened.

The chopper came to a rest on its side, having lost its tail rotor in the accident. Radio communication from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services reveals the pilot acted quickly to prevent a fire.

"The helicopter pilot has asked us to put foam on the aircraft ... while turbines are still running. Helicopter on its side - we are taking shelter behind the embankment."

Full story: A Channel Ten cameraman describes being flung from the cabin of a helicopter as it crashed east of Perth




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Robbie Pycior Robbie Pycior Monday, January 21, 2013 3:35:47 PM how many non-first responders/military would run toward a crash like that? Not many. Glad to be a part of the few that would.
Bill Waugaman Bill Waugaman Monday, January 21, 2013 3:48:04 PM Don't know about you Robbie, but I know battalions of Marines and Soldiers that run towards danger for a living to include a helo down. Saw it 1st hand in Iraq multiple times.
Robbie Edmondson Robbie Edmondson Monday, January 21, 2013 3:56:11 PM that was a great job by all! I would of done the same in a heart beat.
Ron Setterberg Ron Setterberg Monday, January 21, 2013 4:22:55 PM scary to see as we have to prep land zones for medical flights. We are rural and I many of the people need to be flown out.
Keith Michaels Keith Michaels Monday, January 21, 2013 6:11:58 PM what happend to the video?
Darrin Decker Darrin Decker Monday, January 21, 2013 7:02:12 PM Not sure if they changed it, but a video is available here http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-01-19/man-flung-from-cabin-as-news-chopper-crashes/1075734
Robbie Pycior Robbie Pycior Monday, January 21, 2013 7:44:54 PM i know several, soldiers and a few marines who do. First responders and military are similar....i guess my comment was worded badly? ...Non-first responders/non-military
Joe Thomissen Joe Thomissen Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:01:36 AM Watch the Vid here: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-01-19/man-flung-from-cabin-as-news-chopper-crashes/1075734.
Josh Norman Josh Norman Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:55:17 AM where did this go.
Keith Michaels Keith Michaels Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:13:35 AM Thanks, wow that was a close one for the ground crews

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