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Dramatic Video: Fire truck collides with police helicopter blades in Chile
A Chilean fire truck arriving at an accident scene collides with the rotors of a police helicopter landed at the same event. According to the news reports quoted, the landing zone was closed/secured and the fire truck was approved to enter the area, but clearly drive too close to the whirling blades. Three police officers were injured, and the helicopter pilot (outside the ‘copter but struck by the tail as it began its spin) remains in critical condition.
The comments on the news report add some interesting further information about how and why the ‘copter kept spinning on the ground.
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