Friday, February 20, 2015

Full-sized replica helicopter towed by truck strikes California overpass

A realistic life-sized replica helicopter was knocked off a trailer as it passed under a low bridge on Interstate 15 in Fontana, CHP officials said.

A driver in a Ford F-350 was heading south at 6:55 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, towing the helicopter -- which is to be used as a movie prop -- on a flat-bed trailer when it passed under the Duncan Canyon bridge. The helicopter was too tall and it struck a support beam on the bridge and crashed to the pavement, said CHP Officer Jesus Garcia.

One other vehicle was struck by debris and the number three and four lanes were blocked until 8:27 a.m., a CHP incident log showed.

A SigAlert was announced, and no injuries were reported.

Construction crew members who were working on the bridge helped the driver load the chopper back onto the trailer and the driver found another route, Garcia said.

The helicopter is much lighter than it looks and the bridge sustained no damage, the officer said.

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1 comment:

  1. The same crew must have worked on Mission Impossible .... you know, the one where the helicopter flew under the bridge while chasing the train.