Police have reported finding the body of a Belgian helicopter pilot that fell out or jumped out of his helicopter while performing at an air show. Three Belgian troops had jumped out of the helicopter with parachutes as part of the performance.

According to reports, the co-pilot helped the three parachutists jump, but then turned to see the pilot’s seat empty and his door wide open.

He then grabbed the controls and landed the helicopter safely. The sliding door alongside the pilot seat had been opened and the radio connection between the pilot and other crew members had been cut. – BBC

The cause of this incident has not be determined.


Featured image of a Belgian Airforce Agusta A109 by Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (Belgian Airforce Agusta A109 4) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons