An overexcited Australian pilot crashes his Helicopter after seeing a crocodile. The pilot along with his friend was on the air passing through the forest in the northern city of Darwin,Australia. The pilot spotted a crocodile and turned the copter to have a closer look on the crocodile.
The helicopter crashed and the next thing the pilot recalls was lying in the mud. “The pilot said after starting the turn the next thing he remembered was being upside down in the mud,” the statement said.
Seeing his friend passenger injured and fearing that he might be in Hypothermia, the pilot rescued him from the crocodile and buried him in Sand leaving his head alone to breathe.
What is Hypothermia?
According to wikipedia, Hypothermia (from Greek ὑποθερμία) is a condition in which an organism’s temperature drops below that required for normal Metabolism and bodily functions.
Immediately after buring his friend, the pilot raised the alarm for Help. When the Medical officials arrived to the spot, they first thought that the man is dead. After seeing the head movement of the victim did the doctors recognised that he was alive.
Air ambulance operator Careflight said in a statement that the pilot had been flying along the Dundee Beach, 60km (37 miles) from Darwin, when he tried to turn to look at a crocodile. Ian Badham, director of Careflight, said the case was “bizarre”
“It turned out that the pilot had realized it might take rescue services until daylight to actually get there.”
Mr Badham said the passenger was being treated in hospital for head, chest and arm injuries.