SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS —
Dramatic video exhibits two pilots with the Los Angeles Hearth Department rescuing three individuals and two canine within the Santa Monica Mountains from the oncoming flames of the Woolsey Hearth.
LAFD Air Operations pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith have been battling flames of the Woolsey Hearth on Nov. 9 once they was re-directed to a rescue at nearby Castro Peak within the hills above Malibu.
The pilots are heard in the video communicating with each other, making an attempt to determine where to land as surrounding communication towers and parked automobiles made it troublesome.
The pair start their landing, acutely aware of their diminishing gasoline supply and the hearth approaching.
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Norquist landed amid powerful winds and smoke filling the air, whereas Smith left the helicopter to rescue the civilians.
Three individuals and two canine appear from the shrubs, operating towards the chopper and into safety.
As the hearth and smoke come closer, the chopper lifts off.
“That is sufficient excitement for me right now,” one of many pilots is heard saying because the blaze burns within the background.
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