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Police helicopter crashes during take off

Surveillance video shows a crash of the police chopper in Arkansas.

An Arkansas police helicopter was barely a foot from her path, earlier this month, when a sudden gust of wind knocked it off its axis and sent the chopper hard in the ground, a video released Tuesday by the government.

The Aug. 16 the accident happened, just as the Little Rock Police helicopter lifted off from a training facility in Pulaski County, according to FOX16.

The officials told FOX16 at the time that a new battery is installed on the Bell TH-67 and the pilot tried to take off to test the device when the wind blew the helicopter.

In the video, the helicopter can be seen starting to lift in the air, but never on the air.

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A man can be seen leaving a building in the neighborhood to signal the pilot to land if the helicopter of the pallet catches the edge of the platform and the artisan sandwiches and chips.

Officials said a retired officer William Denio was admitted to the hospital with a head injury from the crash. The police had said a straight line wind to the helicopter from the platform.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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