I’d rather die of exposure than airsickness

This probably isn’t the worst helicopter rescue of all time, but it’s enough to make a person consider whether it wouldn’t be preferable to die of exposure on a desert mountain, slowly baking to death under a relentless sun.

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10 Responses to I’d rather die of exposure than airsickness

  1. loaded4bear says:

    I think she just passed astronaut training with that ride.

  2. Unclezip says:

    Some people would pay good money for that.

  3. Paulo says:

    Line was too short. That was a 25′ line. 100 footer the stretcher just stays pointing one way. I have seen it done many many times. There aren’t too many proficient long line pilots these days. The best are logging pilots on the west coast, drill camp support, and fire fighting pilots.

  4. Rob says:

    You bring it straight up and stop before it hits the bottom of the helo. You use your foot to stabilize the litter with one of the 4 cables that attach it to the hoist hook. Then you bring it in the rest of the with your hand on it.

  5. Sanders says:

    Someone didn’t replace the wire rope on the winch with the no-spin stuff?

  6. censusdesignatedplace says:


    I just had to.
    I’m glad she’s ok.

  7. Don in Oregon says:

    That happened to a friend of mine who was choppered out after a severe back-country skiing accident.

    They centrifuged him three times. He said he almost told them to leave him on the glacier to die.

  8. Trib says:

    And there wasn’t room to land and pick her up? Or they said screw it , the ground crew left so let us just haul her as is.

  9. Heathen says:

    Ken,you won’t die from air sickness; you’ll just wish you would.

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