March 14, 2011

Raytheon Pilot Survives (VIDEO)

A terrifying accident in Los Angeles as a helicopter crashed at the Raytheon Co. laboratory. The pilot miraculously survived the crash, as seen below. The pilot was just barely saved before the crashed helicopter exploded and caught on fire.

Raytheon is one of the biggest defense and military contractors, providing technology to the US armed forces and homeland security, of many different kinds.

Raytheon Pilot Survives

A helicopter crashed on Sunday while lifting equipment from the top of a low-rise office and laboratory building at Raytheon Co.'s aerospace development complex near Los Angeles, but the pilot survived. The cause of the crash, which occurred about 9:30 a.m. local time in the coastal city of El Segundo, about a mile south of Los Angeles International Airport, was not immediately known, but the mishap was not considered suspicious, El Segundo fire chief Kevin Smith said. Smith said employees of the helicopter company who were working on the ground as "spotters" during the cargo-lift operation managed to pull the pilot to safety from the burning wreckage before the aircraft completely burst into flames.

Raytheon Pilot Survives

Posted at March 14, 2011 3:05 AM