A San Fernando family of 12, including four children, cowered in fear at their home early on Wednesday after, what they first thought was a storm, turned out to be a National Security helicopter hovering, close to their roof.
Strong updraughts generated by the propeller caused several galvanize sheets on their roof to become loose and blow off.
A Kazakhstani military helicopter brought a convoy of trucks to a screeching halt when the pilot landed in the middle of the road to ask for directions.
The soviet-designed Mi-8 gunship, estimated to be worth $14 million, appeared quite out of place sitting in the middle of a highway in Kazakhstan.
A number of perplexed truck drivers making their way through the snow could be heard on the convoy radio questioning the pilot's motives when a small figure jumped out and jogged toward the closest vehicle.
Several active and retired South Yorkshire Police officers and a pilot will face trial next year charged with misusing a police helicopter to film people having sex.
The four men were arrested as part of an internal investigation into reports a force helicopter had been used for inappropriate filming of people while they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.