Accident Involving Helicopter Blade Recorded In Colombia

first published on April 25, 2017 by

A brutal video out of Argelia, Colombia, shows a deadly accident in which a man is struck by a helicopter blade in the head.

The event reportedly happened on 15 April 2018. The helicopter crew had been sent in to recover another helicopter that had crashed previously.

Two men stand near the wreckage while a third man films. The helo descends and one man attempts to sling load the wrecked aircraft to the skids of the operable one.

The other man stands offset to the action in order to signal the pilot to lift when the sling load is complete. Unfortunately, he is standing too close.

The pilot appears to bounce a skid on the wreckage and loses control of his own aircraft. The rotors come whipping toward the ground and squarely impact the offset man. He is killed instantly.

The rotors hit the ground and the helicopter breaks apart as it crashes and turns upside down. The pilot was reportedly injured but lived.

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