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British Pilot Saved Friend Before Dying from Tanzania Poacher Bullet

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British Pilot Saved Friend Before Dying from Tanzania Poacher Bullet - by Josh Halliday/ North of England Correspondent/ Tanzania/ World/ The Guardian/ theguardian.com

"Roger Gower, 37, manoeuvred helicopter into tree in Serengeti park, giving friend time to jump before it crashed.

A British pilot shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania was a close friend and housemate of the colleague whose life he saved, his brother has said.

Roger Gower, 37, from Birmingham, was tracking criminals who had killed three elephants near the Serengeti national park when one poacher opened fire. A high-calibre bullet passed through the floor of the helicopter, hitting Gower first in the leg then in the shoulder before exiting through the roof.

Despite his injuries, Gower managed to fly the helicopter down into a tree, allowing his spotter, Nicky Bester, time to jump out before it crashed to the ground..."

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