Monday, July 16, 2018

Helicopter Reversing into Mountainside in Daring Rescue

The pilot of a Chinook helicopter has performed a two-wheel mountain-side landing during a rescue operation for a stranded climber in the state of Oregon on Thursday July 12 2018

Footage shows the rear end of the Chinook perched just under the snowy summit of Mount Hood before airlifting the climber and six rescuers off the mountain.

The helicopter hovered while all seven people were loaded in using a plank, authorities said.

The whole operation took about 30 minutes.

Mount Hood is about 80 kilometers south-east of Portland and is about 3,420 meters high.

According to local news reports citing officials, the man had climbed Mount Hood to take his own life but had changed his mind.

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