Helicopter crashes while setting up Christmas tree

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:20 EDT
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A helicopter crash in New Zealand while trying to deliver a Christmas tree. Image via AFP.
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In probably the most dramatic delivery of a Christmas tree ever, a New Zealand helicopter pilot was uninjured after being involved in a major crash Wednesday afternoon.

According to “News ONE,” pilot Greg Gribble was using the helicopter to set up the Telecom Christmas Tree when the chopper’s main rotor struck a cable, causing it to flip and slam to the ground.

Telecom released a statement confirming the crash happened while the tree was being set up.

“Telecom is extremely glad the pilot and ground crew were not seriously injured, and will assist any investigations into the crash as required,” the statement said.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which was published on November 23, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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