Terrifying parking lot helicopter crash caught on camera in Little Rock

Ed Mazza

A frightening moment was caught on camera last week when a police helicopter crashed on takeoff at a training center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The pilot, retired officer William “Bill” Denio, was seriously injured, according to local ABC station KATV.

The Little Rock Police Department said in a Facebook post that the pilot was performing a maintenance check before the accident.

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The news station reported that wind caused the crash.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.