Helicopter Rescue In Alps

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A French helicopter pilot got the job done in a tight rescue operation in a back country ski area of the Alps on Jan. 2. A skier was climbing up the mountain in the Pass of Anterne in Passy, France, when he fell and hurt himself. His companions called for a rescue and got out their phones when the French mountain police helicopter arrived. The video shows the helicopter nosed into the steep slope with the rotor blade inches from the snow as the pilot holds the aircraft rock steady. He then maneuvers to pick up the injured skier before wheeling away down the slope. All in a day’s work …

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