Rescue Helicopter Strikes Power Lines During Hoist

A Eurocopter EC145 of Sécurité Civile was hoisting a rescue swimmer and victim to safety in the French West Indies when the pilot strayed into power lines. The flight engineer immediately cut the hoist line (fortunately they were still over water) and the pilot, after checking the condition of the swimmer and victim, landed safely while the two made their way to shore.


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