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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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Dan Brochstein Dan Brochstein Monday, January 21, 2013 3:52:56 PM If I had to pick a place for a hard landing...that would have been it.
Vicki Chritton-myers Vicki Chritton-myers Monday, January 21, 2013 4:04:08 PM Feet don't fail me now!
Ari Mansell Ari Mansell Monday, January 28, 2013 4:16:12 PM I could totally see that coming! Anyone think to look at the cable angle?

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