This is the terrifying moment a helicopter flips over while struggling to take off. Authorities released video showing the crash of a police copter in Arkansas that left one person injured.
The pilot was reportedly rushed to hospital with a head injury after the chopper smashed into the ground after getting caught by the wind.
The video posted on Facebook shows the Bell TH-67 on a platform at a police training facility with its rotors turning. The chopper and the platform start to move as the helicopter pitches and fails to gain altitude.
A man then comes out of a building, seeming to signal the pilot to land, as the helicopter’s skid catches the edge of the platform and the craft rolls. The rotor touched the ground and broke apart.
Retired officer William Denio was injured in the crash.
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