Rescue Helicopter Explodes After Crashing on a City Street: Caught on Camera

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Photo: Screenshots from Need A Chaos's Youtube Channel
A video recently uploaded on Youtube shows the terrible moment a search and rescue helicopter exploded into a fireball after crashing into a block of flats in South Korea. It would seem the aircraft was returning to headquarters when it suddenly fall with great speed a burst into flames.
The footage was shot last week, on the 17th July, and shows the horrifying moment when an AS365N3 Dauphin2 helicopter suddenly crashed in the town of Gwangju in the southwestern region of Korea (approximately 330 km south of Seoul) killing all five people on board.

According to Aviafora, the aircraft was operated by South Korea’s Gangwon Fire Department and was returning to its home base in Gangwon Province (in northeast Korea) from Gwangju Airport after having completed an early morning search to Jindo (the area of the southeastern coast of Korea where the MV Sewol ferry sinked). The helicopter was involved in post-rescue operations surrounding the aftermath of the Sewol disaster.

Video footage shows the Dauphin helicopter plummeting into the ground at high speed in a nose down attitude having lost all control. The air shuttle exploded on impact on a street in Gwanju creating a fireball which consumed the helicopter. The cause of the accident is so far unknown.

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