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Parachutist Left Dangling From Helicopter After Chute Snagged

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Parachutist Left Dangling From Helicopter After Chute Snagged

Shocking video footage captures the moment a parachutist was left dangling in the air after his 'chute caught on a helicopter's tail rotor. Watch the terrifying moment below:

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The hairy moment took place in the village of Kashtak, near Chita in the Russian region of Zabaykalsky Krai, on 16 March.

In the clip, we see the helicopter slowly descend as a parachute flaps around beneath it - with a man hanging below.

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The incident was captured on film by a local resident called Maxim Stefanovich, who immediately contacted the police and the military before sharing the clip on social media.

He said he had heard something while waiting on a nearby pavement, glancing up to notice the helicopter flying over the field.

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Credit: Newsflash

Stefanovich explained that, at first, he thought it was the military testing new equipment, but realised something was wrong when he looked at the scene through the zoom on his phone camera - noticing the parachutist dangling underneath the chopper.

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Stefanovich wrote: "I immediately called the police and asked them to contact the military as quickly as possible.

"I was thinking about how the man's health was, he was probably suffering with frostbite. It was minus 20 degrees Celsius out there.

"And under that tail rotor, it must be worse. How come the pilot did not see him and do something to save him?"

According to the news site Life, the unidentified parachutist was uninjured in the incident, and was thankfully brought to the ground safely.

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Credit: Newsflash

Another person found themselves in a sticky situation involving a helicopter recently, stunning internet users with their remarkably calm approach to a crash landing.

The video was posted on YouTube by a user called Jody Fahrig, who named the clip 'Texas Hog Hunt Helicopter Crash'.

According to the video description, the crash took place in Albany, Texas, on 9 January this year.

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In the footage, the flight seems to be going smoothly until we see the helicopter start veering to the left, a loud beeping noise suggesting something's not right.

The aircraft then begins to rapidly hurtle to the ground, eventually crashing into the dry grass below.

Remarkably, the helicopter remains upright as they reach the floor, as a voice can be heard asking: "Everybody okay?"

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Everyone in the helicopter replies to say they're fine, before the pilot then says casually: "Sorry about that, boys."

Many people commented on the YouTube video to say how impressed they were with the landing, and the pilot's 'totally calm and collected' approach.

One user wrote: "That's not a crash. That's a perfect landing in a full-down engine failure. 10/10 for that pilot, right there."

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Topics: Viral, World News, News

Jess Hardiman
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