Semi Hits Chopper

Sunday, September 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

An unmanned CEMIG Helibras HB-350B Esquilo (Eurocopter Ecureuil) in Celso Buelo Brazil was parked with its pilot nearby when the helicopter was struck by an articulated semi that was rolling on its own. The truck driver had forgotten to apply the brakes.

The helicopter sustained damage in the horizontal stabilizer and tail cone.

Both the helicopter and the semi had been parked, and neither had a driver aboard at the time of the collision.

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