Crews Unable To Remove Crashed Wyoming Helicopter

Published February 18, 2012 12:27AM (EST)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Snowy weather and other factors are preventing crews from retrieving a helicopter that crashed in the Wyoming backcountry several days ago, killing a volunteer search-and-rescue team member.

Michael Huhn of the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday he hasn't heard when the next attempt will be made to get the helicopter so it can be examined for a cause of the crash.

Huhn says the probe into Wednesday's crash in the Bridger-Teton National Forest northeast of Jackson is in its early stages.

Longtime search-and-rescue volunteer Ray Shriver, of Jackson, was killed in the crash. The rescue team was responding to help a Minnesota man who died in a separate snowmobile accident.

The pilot and another rescuer survived the helicopter crash.

By Salon Staff

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