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."
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