Helicopter crash in New Zealand
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Helicopter crash pilot escapes without serious injury

A New Zealand pilot has escaped without serious injury after an accident where his helicopter's blades appeared to get caught in cables attached to scaffolding.

The helicopter was being used to help install a Christmas tree on the waterfront in Auckland when the incident happened.

Footage shows the rear end of the craft snapping off and the pilot being thrown about as the wreckage hits the ground.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 23 Nov 2011
  • From the section Asia
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