Man says helicopters flew close to his Ocean Beach home

SAN DIEGO - A local man sent 10News video of two military helicopters flying very close to his home along the cliffs of Ocean Beach.

"And I was just standing there with my palms up and my hands out like this asking them, 'What are you doing?!' And they flew by," said Jim Baird.

The video shows the helicopters turning at what appears to be the last second and heading south.

"They were scary close," said Baird. "I mean, you could feel the pulsation of the blades on your body."

Baird sent in the video after watching a 10News report on Monday about a low-flying helicopter in La Jolla Shores.

Public affairs officers for the Navy and Army Reserve told 10News the helicopters belong to the Air Force.

10News showed the video to a military aircraft expert who said it was hard to tell exactly how close the aircraft came to shore. Rich Martindell said aircraft have to stay a minimum of 500 feet away from the beach.

Baird estimated the helicopters came within 200 feet of his window. He said lawn furniture was knocked over and the noise was deafening.

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