Watch a Helicopter Snap in Half While Setting Up Christmas Tree (Video)

A Christmas miracle that hopefully won't become a tradition

First things first: The pilot is fine.

That should free you from any sense of guilt as you watch this shocking and spectacular video of a helicopter snapping in half in Auckland, New Zealand as it assembles a massive Christmas tree:

The copter was being used to set up the seven-story high tree, and TVNZ captured it hitting a massive post and falling.

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The pilot was thrown from the copter, but was able to walk away.

Maybe next year just go with a six-story tree? And a ladder?