‘This is going to kill us’: Terrifying footage shows enraged pilot yelling at tourist after grabbing critical lever in helicopter cockpit during Grand Canyon flight
- An enraged pilot is seen yelling at a tourist after grabbing a critical mechanism in the cockpit
- Footage shows the woman’s hand reaching for the lever as she sits in the helicopter’s passenger seat
- The eight-second clip – along with two other similar videos – garnered over 2.7 million views, with many sharing their exasperated reactions
It’s the terrifying moment an enraged pilot berates a tourist after she’s seen grabbing a critical lever in the cockpit as the helicopter flies over the Grand Canyon.
The footage shows the pilot removing the woman’s wrist from the lever and moving his microphone away from her face as he waves his finger, saying incessantly, “No!…No!…it’s okay kill us.”
The woman is sitting in the passenger seat of the helicopter cockpit and the exact function of the lever is unclear.
The eight-second clip shared by TikTok user @cherlin95 on Wednesday and two other similar videos from the trip have garnered more than 2.7 million views, with many sharing their exasperated reactions.
It is not yet known whether the TikTok user was among the tourists on the flight.
The woman’s hand is seen clutching the lever of the helicopter as she sits in the cockpit
The enraged pilot reprimands her and says, “No, it can kill us”
A separate video on Friday shows the excitement prevailing ahead of the fiasco.
Footage shows a partial view of a male passenger holding his mobile phone and filming during takeoff – with “Okay…. Woo hoo” heard in the background.
One viewer wrote: “Why is she in the co-pilot’s seat?”
Another who was horrified by what they saw wrote: ‘Whoever is seated in the correct seat certainly disrespects how quickly things can turn into tragedy by touching the plane’s controls.’
Many said if they had been the pilot they would have turned around and landed after the incident, with one commenting, “The tour won’t be over after this.”
Others asked to see more footage of the flight.