Lucky Break of the Day: While installing a Christmas tree near Auckland’s waterfront, veteran helicopter pilot Greg Gribble accidentally snagged the rotor blades on some power cables and came crashing to the ground.
The entire terrifying ordeal was caught on camera by TVNZ.
Remarkably, Gribble was not seriously hurt, and even managed to walk away from the wreck. He is reportedly “doing fine.”
[nzherald / guardian / video: atlantic.]
These things happen so much slower in the movies, like Superman has all the time in the world to save the day.