Pilot's Quick Actions Save Firefighting Helicopter

  • Jul 18, 2015 4:47pm GMT

A video just in from Laconia, Greece shows an Erickson Aircraft CH-54 helicopter attempting to extinguish a fire before losing control on July 17th. Quick thinking by the pilot saved the aircraft by dumping the load of water.

It was originally noted that the helicopter clipped a nearby tree, but that was eventually ruled out. Local media now suggests the aircraft was caught in a vortex created by a nearby fire while attempting to protect a gas station.

More details will be posted as they are received.