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  • 2 November 2012, 12:06

Helicopter rescues boy's toy plane

Rescue /YouTube

A video of a helicopter pilot rescuing a little boy's brand new toy plane which had got stuck in a tree is going viral.

The two-man chopper was passing by a mansion surrounded by woodland in the US when they saw the boy crash the plane.

The scaled-down P51 Mustang was snagged at the very top of the trees and the pilot knew that it would be unlikely to get the plane back from the ground.

So, swooping low, the pilot hovered over the tree-tops while his co-pilot picked up the toy plane.

"Do you think I'll have permission to land now," he jokes as they take the chopper down to return the toy to its owner.

The boy and his family rush to greet them, and can hardly believe their luck.

The rescue has been viewed on YouTube more than 1.2million times. Warning - video contains strong language - click here to view.