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Date: 08/24/09 10:05 AM

33 Responses to Helicopter Rescues Hiker From Cliff In Utah [Vid]

  1. Profile photo of IAmTheMoose
    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
    1343 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 10:18 am
    Link: Helicopter Rescues Hiker From Cliff In Utah - The pilot of this helicopter must have nerves of steel--nice save, captain.
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    rogue_lily Female 13-17
    126 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 10:32 am
    ROTFLCOPTER...
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2009 at 10:43 am
    that was sweet.

    and iamthemoose- u have had 1123 posts! now just 111 more for 1234!

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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 10:44 am
    That pilot is definitely hanging low. I`m pretty sure I wouldn`t have the testicular fortitude to even attempt that... Even if I could fly a chopper.
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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 10:45 am
    I don`t think the rotor blades are as close to the rocks as it appears, I think it`s an optical illusion...
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 10:45 am
    See? A rubber dong to the teeth doesn`t knock all of them out, but falling down a cliff does.
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 10:45 am
    Balls of Steeeel!
    When I was in the Navy, in subs, we would listen to the Coast Guard saving all the stupid rich people who didnt know how to operate their boats. People should be careful.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2009 at 10:51 am
    I think GurnBlanston is correct... optical illusion with a verbal assist from Fox no less.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    I doubt if it`s as close as it seems, because that would have been too much of a risk for not enough reason. Air movement by cliffs is not entirely predictable and can move a helicopter a little. You wouldn`t take one that close to a cliff to rescue uninjured people who were safely on a flat area at least 30 feet wide and long.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    Having said that, rescue helicopter pilots are extremely skilled and brave. Getting your rotors within a few inches of a cliff goes over the line into "stupid". So I think there`s actually more clearance than this camera angle shows.
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    My 1000th post goes to charity`s around the world. This is for you little guys!
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    AznFriday Male 18-29
    35 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    That is an extremely lucky hiker! Can you imagine what it feel like to believe you`re going to die alone and miserably and then seeing a helicopter coming to save you?
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    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
    422 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    I would not doubt it the chopper was actually as close as it appeared. These pilots are bad ass. I have seen them land with only feet to spare in less urgent situations.


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    DeathDefy877 Male 13-17
    403 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Angilion, you dont know poo.
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    neoretro Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    DeathDefy877 you`re too young to know any poo
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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    The cliff walls are the dangerous part here, but it looks like the pinnacle he`s landing on drops off to the right, and the cliff that looks like it`s near the rotor is actually several hundred feet behind him.
    Landing a helicopter on a pinnacle like this isn`t all that hard, I`ve landed on smaller ones and I`m just an amateur. The key is to keep your power up, such that you only put about 50% of your weight on the ground. At that point you`re almost in a hover, and the ground is steadying your skids. This way, if something slips or starts going wrong, it`s easy to pull out of it. (Of course my flight instructor was in the right seat at the time, which also helps a lot ;)
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    "The cliff walls are the dangerous part here, but it looks like the pinnacle he`s landing on drops off to the right, and the cliff that looks like it`s near the rotor is actually several hundred feet behind him.
    Landing a helicopter on a pinnacle like this isn`t all that hard, I`ve landed on smaller ones and I`m just an amateur. The key is to keep your power up, such that you only put about 50% of your weight on the ground. At that point you`re almost in a hover, and the ground is steadying your skids. This way, if something slips or starts going wrong, it`s easy to pull out of it. (Of course my flight instructor was in the right seat at the time, which also helps a lot ;) "
    Thanks for the advice...everyone here knows what your on about! :P
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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    On about too many drugs, from the looks of it ;-)
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    This guy has balls of steel
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    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    chuck!
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I agree that the cliff that looks close to the rotors is actually probably further back... but hey, I wasn`t there. Good job, either way! Nice save.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    "Angilion, you dont know poo."

    I`m willing to accept that you are more acquainted with faeces than I am, DeathDefy877, but what does that have to do with this video?

    If you think I`m wrong, feel free to explain why.

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    Inteluhgint Male 18-29
    135 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Somebody plays too much GTA IV
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    Henf Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    Mental health tip. Mute audio before watching.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    August 25, 2009 at 1:02 am
    This was fake...just like the lunar landings.

    They used a green screen. Notice the blip when the helicopter takes off?

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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    August 25, 2009 at 1:39 am
    pilots are badasses, huh.
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
    546 posts
    August 25, 2009 at 1:57 am
    oh those silly female anchors, they make the best jokes
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    Postovoy Male 13-17
    462 posts
    August 25, 2009 at 9:25 am
    Wait, why did he climb out of the canyon? Was it just so the pilot wouldn`t have to bother sending someone down? If so, said pilot is a dick.
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    phxbrjbr Male 18-29
    44 posts
    August 25, 2009 at 9:58 am
    wow are you paranoid or what. let me guess you still think the moon landing is fake to.
    anyways the pilot has got some big ones.
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    phxbrjbr Male 18-29
    44 posts
    August 25, 2009 at 10:01 am
    didnt see that part of ur comment...now i know ur a dumba**. dont u watch the news or tv. they have proved it time and time again. also there is no way that the govt got 50000 people to lie and keep a secret for so many years.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    August 26, 2009 at 2:22 am
    That`s a Eurocopter EC-350 helicopter. I build those! REPRESENT BABY!!!

    I`m just curious as to why those people are ducking to climb into the helicopter? The blades are like nine and a half feet in the air.
    MORONS!

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm
    "I`m just curious as to why those people are ducking to climb into the helicopter?"

    Because that`s the way people do it on TV.

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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 10:34 am
    Proper landing zone? bah.. we don`t need no clearing.

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