The beauty of helicopters for use in emergency situations or military operations is their ability to land and take off virtually anywhere thanks to vertical lift. But just where a helicopter in Norway had to land is probably the last place you would ever think it could do so — right atop a highway guardrail.
The description of the video taken by John Øystein and posted on the social news site Reddit said the helicopter was dropping of a doctor at the scene of a crash.
A news article detailing the ordeal (translated via Google Translate) reports the skillful landing being executed by pilot Lars Amdal, who said that although it “might look spectacular … it was neither dark nor snow[ing],” which are apparently worse conditions for landing.
“I had to balance a little, but it was not a very hard landing,” Amdal said.
If that’s hard to believe, the original poster of the video on Reddit wrote these types of landings are relatively common in Norway.
“Similar landings will be executed on rock formations or on cabin roofs during mountain rescues,” nu5thetoad wrote.
Check out the footage (note: the audio is pretty loud so you might want to turn down your volume):
Be advised, the video in this story contains sexually suggestive dancing and may not be appropriate for all readers.
Dozens of students at a San Diego high school have been suspended for making a suggestive “twerking” dance video.
U-T San Diego reports the students from Scripps Ranch High School might not be able to attend prom or walk during commencement ceremonies.
School board member Kevin Beiser says he was told that 31 students were suspended. Other reports say 33 students were suspended this week, including the student who shot the video.
The video was shot and edited on school property. It shows students doing the hip-shaking moves of twerking.
Seventeen-year-old Lyston McNear says he was suspended for coming up with the original idea for the video. He says it took months to create and nobody seemed offended.
Do you think the students should have been suspended?
PepsiCo is pulling an online ad for Mountain Dew that was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women.
In the 60-second spot developed by African-American rapper Tyler, The Creator, a battered white woman on crutches is urged by an officer to identify a suspect out of a lineup of black men played by members of a music group. A goat is included in the lineup.
The goat makes threatening hissing remarks to the woman like, “You shoulda gave me some more….I’m nasty,” and “Ya better not snitch on a player.”
She eventually runs away screaming “No!” over and and over after he warns: “I’m a get outta here and I’m a do [Dew?] you up…”