Olympic torch brought to London by commando descending from military helicopter
by Agence France-Presse
The Raw Story
July 20, 2012
The Olympic flame made a dramatic arrival in London on Friday when it was flown in by military helicopter and lowered to the ground by a marine commando a week ahead of the opening ceremony.
As the sun went down over the British capital, Royal Marine Martyn Williams abseiled from a Sea King helicopter hovering over the River Thames, carrying the Olympic flame to the ground in a lantern hanging from his belt.
The action film-style descent at the historic Tower of London began symbolically at 20:12 pm (1912 GMT), exactly seven days before the opening ceremony on July 27.