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Helicopter drops huge A/C unit onto California street

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 14:16:34-05

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A huge industrial air conditioning unit crashed onto a downtown Oakland, California, street seconds after it was lifted by a helicopter.

Witnesses tell the Mercury News that nobody was hurt when the cables snapped and the unit about the size of a truck fell onto the pavement and sent construction workers running for cover on Saturday.

The unit plummeted about 40 feet. The helicopter continued hovering overhead. The street not far from City Hall was closed to traffic at the time of the accident.