Helicopter accidentally sheds load in Vltava river

A helicopter carrying a suspended container over Prague, avoided a disaster after the load was dropped accidentally into the Vltava River in the centre of Prague. The container fell into a stretch of water near Charles Bridge, after the pilot experienced a loss of control as the load began to flail in the wind. According to witnesses, the pilot attempted to steady the helicopter above the Vltava, but was unable to prevent the container from disintegrating over the water. Several walls of the container then fell into the Vltava – the rest remained attached to the helicopter, which the pilot then safely transported to Letná in Prague, where the craft landed. An investigation into the incident is continuing.

Author: Dominik Jůn