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Italian helicopter pilot cheats death by regaining control at last second after wind puts it in spin

An Italian helicopter pilot came inches from death after veering into a rocky mountain before regaining control at the last second

Astonishing moment An Italian helicopter pilot cheats death by regaining control at the last second when the helicopter appears to be about to crash after the wind sends it into a spin

  • The pilot was on exercise with the Italian Army Alpini in South Tyrol
  • The direction of the wind caused him to lose control of the military helicopter
  • He raced down to the rocks before taking control at the last second

This is the incredible moment an Italian helicopter pilot comes inches from death after veering into a rocky mountain before regaining control at the last second.

The stunning footage was captured in Merano during a training exercise for the Alpini, Italy’s specialist alpine army.

The AB-205 helicopter, from the 4th army aviation regiment ‘Altair’, was taking part in a joint international exercise in South Tyrol when it got into trouble.

An Italian helicopter pilot came inches from death after veering into a rocky mountain before regaining control at the last second

An Italian helicopter pilot came inches from death after veering into a rocky mountain before regaining control at the last second

An Italian helicopter pilot came inches from death after veering into a rocky mountain before regaining control at the last second

The AB-205 helicopter, from the 4th Army Aviation Regiment 'Altair', was taking part in a joint international exercise

The AB-205 helicopter, from the 4th Army Aviation Regiment ‘Altair’, was taking part in a joint international exercise

High-altitude wind direction began to spin the helicopter to the right as it attempted to land on Monday.

But when the pilot tried to correct it by turning left, the helicopter continued to spin out of control in the sky as it hurtled towards the rocks.

David Cenciotti, an aviation expert, said: “If this happens while the helicopter is still in the air, you just have to let it go until it stops.”

“The difference is that in this case the helicopter had already landed and the risk of a crash is quite obvious.”

High-altitude wind direction began to spin the helicopter to the right as it attempted to land on Monday

High-altitude wind direction began to spin the helicopter to the right as it attempted to land on Monday

High-altitude wind direction began to spin the helicopter to the right as it attempted to land on Monday

At one point, the helicopter ended up on its end, with its nose pointing toward the rocky edge.

But at the last second, the pilot regained control and pulled the helicopter out of danger.

The craft was returned to Bolzano airport with some damage to one of its blades.

Cenciotti said a fellow pilot considered the video “proof of a miracle”.

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