- Jun 22, 2000
On CNN they are showing footage of a rescue operation where an Army Black Hawk Chopper was sent in to resuce climbers on Mt Hood,Oregon. They had become trapped in some kind of crevice 3 of the hikers were dead and there were 4 left. the helicopter was hovering maybe 15-29 ft off the snow when it seemed to lose lift not uncommon at the altitude it was operating at , about 10,500 ft, but being so close to the ground the pilot had no way to recover. The main blades hit and broke apart the body of the helicopter landed in the snow and rolled about 5 times down the mountain. CNN "specialist" say that there is a very good chance that everyone in the chopper survived though nothing is confirmed. I hope everyone is ok......