Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pilot Praised After Montreal Helicopter Crash

The TVA traffic helicopter went down around 7:30 a.m. ET Wednesday near the Bonaventure Expressway. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

The pilot of a Quebec news helicopter that crashed Wednesday morning in Montreal at the peak of rush hour is being hailed for his skill in preventing a worse outcome.

"I think they are both lucky and I think our pilot did a marvelous job," Serge Fortin TVA vice-president told reporters at a news conference. "I think just landing the chopper this morning … having both guys coming out alive, I think it's a miracle.

"It was great piloting, If I can say that. I'm not an expert, but from what I've been hearing, it was pretty amazing what he did."

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More News On Today's Helicopter Crash

Doctor praises helicopter pilot’s sang froid -- Montreal Gazette
Chopper crash leaves news team in shock -- CTV
Helicopter crashes in Montreal -- Globe And Mail
Two injured in Montreal helicopter emergency --
TV traffic helicopter crashes near Montreal highway, injuring two -- Canadian Press

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