Extraordinary Helicopter Rescue In The French Alps

Popular Mechanics: Helicopter Pulls Off Improbable Rescue Mission in the French Alps

Have you ever seen a helicopter do that before?

While mounting a mountain rescue in dicey conditions in the French Alps, members of the French Mountain Police (PGHM) put their helicopter in a position that seemingly defies physics.

The video of the intense rescue mission, undertaken to save a young man injured on the side of a mountain on January 2, smacks of an action-movie scene. The injured man named Bruno clutches his knee as a helicopter digs its landing skid into the snowy facade, its propellers cutting through the clouds and nearly scraping the mountain with each rotation. Nicolas Derely posted the video to Facebook, explaining the hair-raising incident in detail.

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WNU Editor: Incredible.

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