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    HELICOPTER WRECKED AS ROTA BLADES STRIKE SCAFFOLD

    Dramatic New Zealand video footage of crashing helicopter caught in cables

    The BBC has reported and shown video footage of a New Zealand pilot has escaping without serious injury after an incident in which his helicopter 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.

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