The moment a Kamaz truck hits a helicopter at the Dakar Rally. VIDEO

An unusual accident took place at the Dakar Rally. A Kamaz truck hit a helicopter in flight. The moment was filmed.


The incident took place in the last stage of the Dakar Rally, which took place in Saudi Arabia on January 13-15. A Kamaz truck faced the sand dunes on the way to the finish line. At one point, when he jumped over a bump, the truck hit the helicopter carrying the photo-video team. Those in the helicopter were trying to get the most interesting images of the route.

The footage shows how the helicopter pilot quickly decided to quickly lift the aircraft and how he managed to keep it under control despite the blow received. Small pieces of the helicopter and the roof of the truck scattered around. The driver behind the wheel, Anton Shibalov, did not lose his temper and continued his race.

His vehicle ended the competition with a broken air intake, according to a member of the team, Eric Khairullin.

Shibalov finished the second final stage and won second place in the truck class at the end of the competition, behind Dmitri Sotnikov.

This year, the Kamaz-Master team occupied all three positions of the podium in the class reserved for trucks.


The Dakar Rally, a dangerous competition

No one was injured in the bizarre incident. But the Dakar Rally was marked by major problems this year.

Indian motorcyclist CS Santosh arrived at the hospital in a coma following an accident. He came out of a coma and his condition is stable.

Frenchman Pierre Cherpin, 52, suffered a severe head injury and died during his transfer from Saudi Arabia to France. She was the 76th victim registered during the competition. The long list of dead includes four children, 23 spectators and 14 journalists.

Romanian Emanuel Gyenes is at the Dakar Rally for the 11th time

Romanian Emanuel Gyenes ended the Dakar Rally well. It was a difficult year for the athlete who spent five months on crutches, following an injury suffered in July.

“My main goal was to finish the rally, and being second in Original by Motul – Malle Moto, second in the Marathon class, and 23rd in the overall standings, it’s more than I would have liked,” Gyenes wrote on his Facebook page.

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