Helicopter lifts off from school amid stormy weather in China

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This is the astonishing moment a helicopter took off from a school in China on October 14.

Footage shows the chopper parked in front of the Changde Chongde Middle School in Hunan province on Thursday. It produced a lot of noise as it took off, drawing the attention of onlookers in the area.

The flying vehicle, an Airbus Helicopters H125, was said to have been used by parents to pick up and drop off their children. However, school staff denied the helicopter had been used for that.

It was later found that the helicopter was used by officials of the local economic development zone to organise activities.

The aircraft is currently parked in the school playground.