Egyptian Demonstrator Gets Way Too Close To A Low Flying Helicopter. Or viceversa…..

Helicopters have been the main tools used to surveil the protests in Cairo, where running battles are continuing on the streets.

In the following video, an Egyptian Air Force WS-61 Sea King can be seen overflying a demonstrator who had climbed on top of a pole of the electric lines.

Ok, maybe it wasn’t a good idea to stay up there, but the chopper was flying a bit too low (and for sure, much close to those electric lines).

H/T to Al Clark for the heads-up

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