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Helicopter Crashes - Original HD footageWhist erecting a seven story high structure to be used as a Christmas tree, the helicopters rotor struck a cable causing the aircraft to crash to the ground. (www.youtube.com) More...
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This is a dupe from last year....but upvoted because it's so incredible.
Thought I had seen this in the past.
Actually it looks as though the guy on the ground jumped up and pulled the cable the helicopter was lowering forcing it to go into the main rotor. Watch this in slow motion and you can see how lucky everyone one and the ride the pilot had on the way down.
No if you look close the cable is pulled into the rotor blades thats what happened look at the NTSB report I think that its out by now since it was on the air a year ago.
Why the "no"? The cable was pulled in when the guy on the ground yanked it, removing any slack that it had, and that put it within reach of the rotors. It's even stated in the video description. You're both right.
Why would the NTSB investigate an accident in New Zealand?
Basically they will assist if it is a US Manufactured plane, or US Citizens on board.
If they are asked to assist, they investigate anywhere in the world, be it a US or foreign aircraft.