Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Loading a helicopter with 1 skid on the ground

Apparently that's what it took to get these guys out of Grand Staircase Escalante. I saw it happen once on Timpanogos above the Timponooke Basin just below the saddle. It was impressive even from a distance.

[Salt Lake Tribune - Three hikers plucked from wilderness cliff in daring helicopter rescue: "The helicopter flew in this morning, landing one skid on a ledge and opening the door for the three men to jump inside."]

1 comment:

dawnawanna said...

I got to sit in a lifeflight helicopter last week. Pretty cool, heard that Seattle uses PAs in the lifeflight helicopters. That would be a very interesting job...