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November 23, 2011

VIDEO: Helicopter Crashes in New Zealand While Installing Christmas Tree

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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A helicopter clipped a structure and crashed while erecting a large Christmas tree in Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday. The pilot suffered only minor injuries. There was no word on the condition of the tree.



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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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  •  Oh my God, is that Christmas tree really tall that they need to use Helicopter Charter

  • European and Mediterranean cultures also have episodes in the long saga that is part of the history of christmas trees. On the solstice, known as Saturnalia, the Romans decorated their homes with evergreen boughs. This honored the God Saturn whose domain was agriculture. Further north, the Celtic Druids used evergreens on the darkest day of the year to symbolize eternal life. These trees were not decorated as we know them today. They were not much more decorative than the famous Charlie brown christmas tree. This is because the function of these evergreen boughs was more protective than celebratory.