The video below shows the moment when a curious (and rather brave) dog almost forces a HEMs pilot to abort their takeoff (Wednesday 20th January).
In the footage – sent to us by a follower – the helicopter prepares for takeoff as the pilot ramps up the engine speed.
Seconds before taking off, a dog appears from the left of the aircraft.
Seemingly unperturbed by the noise of the machine, the dog casually walks towards the helicopter as its owner calls it back.
Startled by the dog’s sudden appearance, a safety officer, who was keeping an eye out for any hazards as the Wiltshire Air Ambulance was about to take off, quickly makes their way towards the dog.
Thankfully, however, the curious dog thinks better of it and struts back towards his human companion.
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