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    two things that are amazing first the tower was not pulled down and 2nd that the pilot was not seriously injured
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    Everyone watching the main blades and nobody watching the tail.

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    Lifting cable could not be released by the pilot due to a cargo hook malfunction. Ground handler tried pulling the cable free from the hook and the cable was still attached to the tower was pulled into the main rotor.

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    Cable handler is lucky to still have all of his fingers let alone hand as fast as that cable was ripped away from him!


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