Cameraman 'one roll from death' in chopper crash

Alexandra Pleffer, ninemsn
3:21pm January 20, 2013
A Channel Ten cameraman discusses how he felt when the news helicopter he was in crashed on its side in a paddock, while filming a truck rollover in Perth.

A Channel Ten cameraman who survived a helicopter crash landing has spoken about the terrifying moment when it hit the ground yesterday.

"I kind of got flung out the cabin and was hanging over the door," Adam Delmage told Nine News.

"If it had rolled one more time I wouldn't be here."

He said after taking off his harness and jumping clear of the chopper, he looked back at the crash site and didn't know what to do.

"The tail was up on end, the chopper was on its side," he said.

"I thought the pilot was dead … I didn't know whether to run back and help him out because I didn't know if it was going to go up in flames."

A Channel Ten chopper was hovering over a truck crash in Perth's east when it hit difficulty, fell to the ground and rolled.

The helicopter made a "hard landing" while filming a truck rollover in Baskerville, northeast of Perth, just before 11am WST (2pm AEST) yesterday.

The cameraman was taken to hospital and treated for back pain after the incident.

Source: Nine News

Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving editor: Matthew Henry

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