Talk about a lucky break, a Portuguese pilot recently had a close brush with death as he was trying to extinguish flames with a fire fighting helicopter.
Although the reason for the crash is unknown, Heliportugal, the company responsible for the helicopter reported to a local newspaper that there were no signs of mechanical failure according to the pilot.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated as to how the helicopter plunged into the lake in Lamoso, Paços de Ferreira while it was refilling its water tanks.
The helicopter will be retrieved from the bottom of the lake to further help with the investigation as to what went wrong that day.
The pilot escaped the crash without a scratch and managed to exit the helicopter before it sank.
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