Pilot Lived Five Days in a Wrecked Helicopter in the Mountains

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Today a pilot was rescued from mountains in Yakutia, Russia. He had to spend five days in a wrecked helicopter waiting until the weather became better. Right after he crashed he sent an SOS signal but the rescue teams couldn’t reach him because of bad visibility.

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He heard the helicopters flying above him but they didn’t see him. Soon the blizzard began and they stopped the rescue attempts for the time being.

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He was flying by helicopter to Voronezh Russia, and then the weather became bad and he wanted to land but crashed because the mountain slope was too steep to land.

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“I was eating snow and some crackers all those days. Was burning my clothes and personal belongings to stay warm.”

“I made a wall and separated the back part of helicopter and lived there.” – says the pilot.

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“Yesterday the skies became clear again and almost instantly a rescue helicopter appeared” says the man.

7 thoughts on “Pilot Lived Five Days in a Wrecked Helicopter in the Mountains”

    • In the Russian news article that I found on this incident, there is no mention of Voronezh. It happened near the village of Sasyr in Yakutia and according to the article the pilot had rented the Robinson for private use.

    • ‘He was flying on helicopter to Voronezh Russia, and then weather became bad and he wanted to land but crashed because the mountain slope was too steep to land.’ (from description to above photograph)…

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