Chinook Pilot Puts His Skills On Display During Mountaintop Rescue

A helicopter pilot performed a spectacular "pinnacle landing" to rescue a climber from the peak of an 11,000ft mountain in Oregon.

The manoeuvre, which is normally used during combat missions in Afghanistan, involved balancing the rear end of a CH-47 Chinook on the snowy side of Mount Hood.

With the tandem rotors still spinning overhead, rescuers crawled out on their hands and knees to escort the 27-year-old man from Texas into the aircraft.

The rescue mission began on Thursday when the climber called 999 at 2.30pm to say he was on the mountain and was planning to take some medication to end his life.

Source: independent.co.uk
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