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.
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?