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06/07/2010 03:36 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Today Show: Gulf Oil Spill Aerial View (VIDEO)

Kerry Sanders from The Today Show takes a flight around the Gulf on a Coast Guard helicopter for a one-of-a-kind aerial view of the Gulf oil spill. Sanders talks about being surprised not only by the oil sheen stretching as far as he could see, but being able to smell the oil when hovering 500 feet above the surface.

WATCH an aerial view of the Gulf oil spill:

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