Skier Saves Two Brothers From Fatal Helicopter Crash Triggered by Avalanche

April 4, 2024

A British skier saved the lives of two brothers during a fatal helicopter crash in the Swiss Alps. The harrowing incident occurred on Tuesday, after six adventurers reached the mountain’s peak in their Air-Glaciers B3-type helicopter.

Shortly after the party arrived at the summit, roughly 1,200 feet above sea level, a major avalanche gave way right above the helicopter, reports The Daily Telegraph. As the thrush of snow picked the craft up and began carrying it down the side of the mountain, British skier Edward Courage employed some quick thinking. He pulled Teddy and Guy Hitchens from the helicopter, launching himself along with the two men as far from the plummeting aircraft as possible. Mens Journal