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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 18 October 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

This is the Northumbria Air Ambulance taking off from a car park opposite The Office public house in Victoria Road, South Shields.
A youngster had been knocked down by a bus in Westoe Road, but fortunately his injuries were not severe enough to require this helicopter, he was taken to a local hospital by road instead. However the incident caused quite a stir as many of us exited the local shops to see what was going on.
I took this small series of shots as I joined the nosey onlookers, you can see a much larger version here.

This all just reminds me, someone bought me a small radio controlled helicopter for my birthday, it has a tiny camera located in its nose, I really ought to learn how to fly it and perhaps have some fun with ariel photography :-)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Accidents are always interesting. You can see every crash site. It was good that the accident was bad consequences. It's a helicopter with a camera, it is funny. It would be nice sometimes I do not see the picture taken by.

18 Oct 2013 5:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

helicopter with a camera that should be the top one I know someone who has a drone and gopro this is a breathtaking pictures of great quality report

18 Oct 2013 5:16am

Devi from Chennai, India

Thanbk God the boy wasn't injured very seriously!!
And what a wonderful series of the flight shot you have captured!! I am looking forward to your own helicopter -camera shots!!

18 Oct 2013 5:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, those emergency 'copters always produce a sense of sad excitement and glad there were not serious injuries here. Neat little filmstrip that catches the moment well - I always feel those compressed 'panoramas' need to be pushed a bit down the page by inserting a background color spacer along the top. Really looking forward to the 'aerial' photography, now !

18 Oct 2013 6:30am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Excitement for those not involved, nice series of shots.

18 Oct 2013 7:19am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Nice little action series, made better for browsing on my iphone so I can expand in to it.

18 Oct 2013 7:32am

David from Avranches, France

I remember once My mum was having trouble breathing, so an ambulance was sent to our house. 5 minutes before the ambulance arrived a hot air ballon landed in our neighbours front garden.
The ambulance ha to make slow progress through the crowd as there were lots of people blocking the road. Never forget that surreal moment. Great shot Curly.

18 Oct 2013 9:17am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Dramatic little sequence and great way to present your eyewitness view.

18 Oct 2013 9:39am

Toscana from Baden, France

An interesting idea of panorama for such an useful action.
Have a nice day, Catherine

18 Oct 2013 11:16am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Good to hear it was not serious. I would love a quad copter with a video camera!!

18 Oct 2013 11:28am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Good to here the boys' injuries were not deemed to require the air ambulance - and we have to give praise to the pilots and paramedics that come to our rescue. On a lighter note - You have a helicopter with a camera on board and you still have to learn how to fly her!!! - Shame on you Mr Curly. :)

18 Oct 2013 12:11pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Okay, I've looked at the larger shots, read the comments, join those who are pleased the boy was not badly injured, and am not laughing at Jules' words. "Shame!" ;D
In your spare time (???) we now know you have something to keep you occupied! <grin>
PS: We have a helicopter landing area at the high school two blocks behind us, but due to trees and fencing, we can only catch the chopper in the air when they fly in or leave.

18 Oct 2013 12:34pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice shots.

18 Oct 2013 12:43pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I though at first my eyes had fused :0 Nicely documented

18 Oct 2013 1:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great series of shots! It was interesting to see how the photos were displayed in my blogwatch. Be careful with your aerial photography. Someone may think you're flying a an unmanned drone. :-)

18 Oct 2013 2:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The larger versions are much easier to see all of the details. Nice series of shots. Glad the youngster was not seriously injured enough to have to be taken away.

18 Oct 2013 5:20pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Got it on camera, those things do get folks a little worked up:) Glad he wasn't injured too badly:)

18 Oct 2013 11:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well done

18 Oct 2013 11:24pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful sequence of images! I am glad that the little boy was not injured too badly.

18 Oct 2013 11:49pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I hope you will soon post some ariel shots !

19 Oct 2013 4:16am