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CHOPPER DOWN

Pilot Survives Helicopter Crash

During Christmas Tree Event

11/23/2011 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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A helicopter pilot is lucky to be alive today ... after his bird went down while attempting to set up a massive Christmas Tree in New Zealand this morning ... and the whole thing was caught on tape.

According to reports, the blades got tangled in some cables ... knocking the chopper into a tailspin ... and then the whole thing came crashing down to the ground.

Miraculously, nobody on the ground was injured.


13 COMMENTS

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1.

meh    

didn't happen today it happened yesterday and he wasn't that high

1032 days ago
2.

en Todo Momento!!    

yeah, that's why you should leave the big stunts up to americans. there you have it.

1032 days ago
3.

The Love Sponge    

Herman Cain was flying it trying to answer foreign policy questions at the same time.

1032 days ago
4.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

****e

1032 days ago
5.

Cromulent    

As God is my witness, I thought helicopters could fly.

1032 days ago
6.

SLH    

you couldn't show the slow-motion version???

1032 days ago
7.

patty    

that was a dumb place to fly a copter - that guy was lucky!

1032 days ago
8.

MmePopova    

The pilot was a moron to fly in such a confined space.

1031 days ago
9.

nikki    

Yay New Zealand news on TMZ.

From N.Z

1031 days ago

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