Crews Unable To Remove Crashed Wyoming Helicopter


Salon Staff
February 18, 2012 5:27AM (UTC)

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.

Advertisement:

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.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •