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Oregon National Guard Chinook Pilot Pulls off Daring Mountain Rescue

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posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 01:53 PM
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A climber who was near the summit of Mount Hood suffered an unspecified medical emergency on Thursday and called 911 for help , a search and rescue team located the man but determined he would need to be airlifted off the mountain , an Oregon National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was dispatched to the scene but given the height it was decided that a Chinook helicopter would be needed to carry out the rescue , the video bellow shows the rock solid nerve and skill of the pilot of that helicopter as he landed the rear wheels on the mountain and kept the helicopter steady so rescuers could complete their mission.


That's what I call a stunning demonstration of skill.

edit on 15-7-2018 by gortex because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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Costly rescue. Over 6 K per hour.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 02:30 PM
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I've seen some nice pinnacle landings, but that one was pretty flawless in general.

A good crew for sure. They FE in the back was calling out distance to ground, obstacles, and angle of approach to the pilots up front. It's impossible to fly these things without the crew. It truly is a team effort and that crew is a shining example of excellent crew coordination.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: gortex
Heroes.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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That's just nuts! I can't even pull this off in GTA Online.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Insane skills. Wow.

That patient is lucky to have had that pilot on duty at that exact time.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: kelbtalfenek

Yep....wow, tail heavy and still pulled it off....one with his machine even outside the expected

Mt Hood is trouble for rotorcraft



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 03:19 AM
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a reply to: Plotus

It is costly, but that's what it's there for.

It's also providing meaningful employment for many people (pilots, flight crew, ground crew etc. Its providing an incredible and essential service that benefits climbers, mountaineers (and their families of course) and, for the teams, pilots and crews at least, a purpose in life and an opportunity to do something they love.

You can't always measure everything in dollars.

Awesome skills on display in that video. Not just from the pilot and crew but the mountain rescue team: how efficient were they??? The heli was only landed about 2 mins max before everyone was in and secure.

Great job!





posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 06:21 AM
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Looked like things were getting pretty dicey there toward the end.




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