Pilot injured during crash of helicopter while fighting fire in Portugal

helicopter crashed Portugal September 1
Helicopter similar to the one that crashed in Portugal September 1. H-60, a Bell 412 operated by Helibravo. Photo by Carlos Miguel Seabra.

The pilot was seriously injured when a helicopter crashed in Portugal September 1 while fighting a wildfire in Amares, in the district of Braga.

The accident occurred in a remote area and it took rescuers two hours to reach the site on foot. The pilot, who had to be extricated from the wreckage, suffered injuries to the pelvic area and legs.

The Lusa News Agency reported that a source linked to the aviation sector said that the Bell 412 operated by Helibravo out of Arcos de Valdevez occurred after a collision with a “very high voltage cable”.

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