By: Steve Dellar | 07-15-2018 | News
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Oregon – Chinook Pilots Show Incredible Skill Rescuing Texan Climber (Video)

A climber from Texas who got into trouble climbing Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon, was skillfully rescued as Army National Guard CH-47 was called in to extract him and the rescue team he was with. The Chinook pilot was able to land the large helicopter with just two wheels in the snow, making for some fabulous footage.

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The large chopper was forced to perform what is known as a 'pinnacle landing' right on the slope of Mount Hood just below the top. The crew dropped the Chinook's ramp and balanced the helicopter on its rear wheels while those being rescued were able to climb aboard.

The skilled helicopter pilots executed their task to perfection as it looks like the CH-47 is temporarily pinned immobile to the snow-covered slope.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A CH-47 chinook helicopter does a 2 wheel landing on the summit of mount hood to rescue an injured climber and 6 rescuers!! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; USA Military (@USAMilitaryUSA) <a href="">15 July 2018</a></blockquote>

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The ordeal began on Thursday with a call to police from a climber on the summit of Mount Hood who said he was going to take an overdose of medication.

Mr Sean Collinson from the Clackamas Sheriff’s office stated: “He ended up calling, basically saying, he was up there, he was going to be taking some medication…”

A search and rescue operation was sent under the command of the Oregon Air National Guard's storied 304th Rescue Squadron. The six-man rescue team found the individual but weather conditions made it unsafe to head back down. The Chinook was therefore called in. And they performed fantastically.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watch live: A Chinook helicopter is at the summit of Mount Hood to rescue a climber and other rescuers <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; KGW News (@KGWNews) <a href="">13 July 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Joshua Kruse, working with the 304th rescue squadron, said: ‘It’s kinda surreal but you just have to trust the pilots know what they are doing.”


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Tab No. 31335 2018-07-15 : 15:14

WOW! when i first saw that pic i thought it was fake. …

Dozer No. 31379 2018-07-16 : 00:53

Everyone could have ultimatly died if the crew wrecked…. But they friggn nailed it! Great job!

Anonymous No. 31544 2018-07-17 : 19:50

Awesome skills, but imagine it this multimillion dollar bird and crew had been lost due to that attention whoring POS. Should have left him up there to finish his tantrum. Buzzards need to eat too

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