The Top Gear production team from Korea averted a serious disaster after a helicopter used during filming crashed into the Arizona desert. Amazingly, both the pilot and the camera person escaped the incident relatively unharmed. CNN reports that the pair credit their survival to the thick exterior of the retired military chopper.

Hit the jump to watch the video of the actual crash. The footage only reveals the last few seconds before the impact, but the aftermath video shows a chopper that is wrecked nearly beyond recognition. We're amazed and thrilled that nobody was seriously injured.



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      Moosetang
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's hear it for the men and women who built the AH-1 Huey Cobra, one tough snake!
        Trisha Lynn Dragon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Moosetang
        No doubt. Shame these new kids are makin' garbage. Techno out the wazoo but if a bird farts within a mile of it the wings fall off from the turbulence (hyperbole obviously).
        are6729
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Moosetang
        indeed
      kevmi16
      • 2 Years Ago
      Or as my friend Glen, a life long corporate pilot who flew in Viet Nam, would say "A pilots career goal is to have an equal number of successful take offs and landings."
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am very glad the crews were ok. Wow.
      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's far from wrecked beyond recognition. The rotor got ripped off and it's upside down, other than that she's in pretty good shape.
        dukeisduke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @montegod7ss
        But since the rotor struck the ground, the engine and transmission would have to be torn down and inspected (FAA rules). Sadly, it's probably a write-off. It did its job, though, protecting the occupants.
      19secondsslow
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the British helicopter crashes better. Glad everyone's OK.
      Ihab
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can anyone even imagine how Jeremy will react to this :P
      Trisha Lynn Dragon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad everyone walked away. Wonder what the cause is...
        jbm0866
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Trisha Lynn Dragon
        Extreme age? I don't know exactly when the last Cobra came out of the factory...but even if it's the last one, it's had decades for parts to age.
      Erik Eagleman
      • 2 Years Ago
      you have just witnessed a helicopter crash....what do you do? First thing, take off your jacket?? anyone else see that?
      belldn3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a Cobra helicopter. If it is, that bird is old.
      redrdstr
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know that looked like a Cobra helicopter. Can I buy one now?
      jshimer1957
      • 2 Years Ago
      Was the pilot black or regular ? just wondering...
      • 2 Years Ago
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        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        Try South Korean, a country we're allies with and fought alongisde and still have military bases along the DMZ with
        Josh
        • 2 Years Ago
        It says Korean, not North Korean.
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        "North Korea"??...as opposed to being shot in the Capital which is "South China"
        Matrix
        • 2 Years Ago
        North Korean? Wft? Your joking right? Either your retarded or maybe your just an idiot.
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