Brazilian politician survives horror helicopter crash after hitting power lines.
Two politicians, a staff member and a helicopter pilot miraculously survived when their plane flew into a power line, crashed to the ground and exploded in flames.
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The plane was preparing to land on a football field in the southeastern state of Minas Geras yesterday when it accidentally made contact with a cable line.
The shocking video captures the moment the silver helicopter carrying Brazilian MP Hercílio Araújo Diniz and David Barroso, deputy mayor of the Governador Valadares, slowly drifts down the power lines.
Video of the crash was recorded by a witness on the ground and onlookers can be heard gasping in horror as the helicopter lost its cool and plunged to the ground below, where it caught fire.
The four passengers survived with minor injuries, said the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
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The Fire Department said the pilot lost control before hitting a power line on the side of the highway, the US Sun reported.
Power was cut to the cities of Sobrália and Fernandes Tourinho after the crash, local reports said.
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