It’s like spinning on a Tilt-A-Whirl the fastest you’ve ever been spun around! A woman in her 70s was injured during a hike in the Phoenix area on Tuesday and needed to be airlifted to safety. But the rescue didn’t go according to plan. “Sometimes when we bring the helicopter up from the ground, [the basket] will start to spin,” Paul Apolinar, chief pilot in the Phoenix Police Department’s Air Support Unit, said at a news conference, per ABC 15. “We have a line attached to the basket that’s supposed to prevent that. Today it didn’t.” Instead, the basket began spinning wildly and with increasing speed. “They tried to stop some of the spin with the line that Paul was referring to, but that didn’t work and it eventually broke,” Derek Geisel, who was pilot during the rescue, said. The pilots attempted to lower the basket, which slowed the spin, but as they brought it back up again the spin returned. Eventually, they were able to transport the unidentified woman to safety. I’m guessing if it was me I would have thrown up! I gotta admit I kind of giggled and said “WEEEEEE!” while I watched it. Sorry.
VIDEO HERE: YouTube