Shocking moment helicopter hits power line and plunges to the ground

THIS is the shocking moment a helicopter hit a power line before plunging to the ground- but all its passengers miraculously survive.

Heart-stopping footage shows the aircraft- carrying a congressman, a deputy mayor and two others including the pilot- plummeting to the ground.

Footage shows the chopper hitting a power line

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Footage shows the chopper hitting a power lineCredit: Jam Press Vid
The aircraft can be seen plunging to the ground

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The aircraft can be seen plunging to the groundCredit: Jam Press Vid

The horror crash happened in Engenheiro Caldas, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, on Wednesday.

A terrifying clip shows the helicopter striking the power cable while coming to land in front of stunned onlookers.

The chopper then appears to lose power and is last seen nose-diving to the ground.

The crash caused a fire, which was brought under control by firefighters.

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And all its passengers managed to escape the wreckage with minor injuries.

The aircraft was carrying Brazilian MP Hercílio Araújo Diniz, 59, who is running for reelection and David Barroso, 45, the deputy mayor of Governador Valadares.

The pilot named Fabiano Rufino, and Luciano Viana, a member of Diniz’s campaign team, were also onboard.

They were all rescued by emergency services and taken to a private hospital in the area.

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The Fire Department said the aircraft lost control and collided with the electrical grid, falling on the side of a highway, according to local media.

The crash caused a power cut to the municipalities of Sobrália and Fernandes Tourinho.

It comes after last month, the helicopter of another presidential candidate plunged from the sky into the Panama jungle.

Dimitri Flores, a lawyer running for election in 2024, cheated death after his chopper plummeted to the ground during a flight from Changuinola in the north to the city of David.

Footage taken from inside the cockpit shows the aircraft flying over mountains before hitting a thick patch of fog that causes the pilot to lose control and plunge into trees.

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All six passengers on board miraculously managed to escape – but they soon realised they were now injured and trapped in the middle of the Panamanian jungle.

Rescuers trekked three hours into the rainforest and managed to get the group out in the early hours of the following morning.

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