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Picture of the Sikorsky (VFW-Fokker) CH-53G (S-65C-1) aircraft

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8436 (cn V65-034) This Sikorsky CH-53G crashed on November 28, 2008 near the "Graustock" mountain (2600 meter above sea level). Happily all member of the crew are still alive. I was waiting for weeks for good weather conditions and I was walking for over 6 hours to get this picture. I hope you all like it!
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A visitor from - posted Sun April 13, 2014:
This shot worth every single click...
Well done Jerome!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed December 21, 2011:
BRAVO.....TNX FOR YOUR PICTURE....IT IS so Amazing

A visitor from - posted Mon June 6, 2011:
I thought it was very funny

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon October 4, 2010:
Good work

A visitor from - posted Tue September 21, 2010:
Photographer made that long trip to make the picture! It`s worth that.

A visitor from - posted Thu June 17, 2010:
Fantastic

A visitor from Croatia posted Tue April 20, 2010:
Great photo, sad ending, but great that crew get unhurted!

A visitor from - posted Tue March 2, 2010:
Reminds me the film The Day After Tomorrow in which a chopper freezes in the air and crashed into snowy ground. Not quite sure but I think the type of chopper is the same as the one in the film! (Ali Aminzadeh)

A visitor from China posted Tue December 1, 2009:
Nice job .i think the google guys should update it to the google earth :)

A visitor from Belgium posted Wed October 28, 2009:
I hope someone's gonna drop a nice 360 over that new piece of the snowpark!

A visitor from - posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Nice picture! 5 stars for you ;) i think it was worth the 6 hour long walk =D

A visitor from - posted Thu September 24, 2009:
5 star rating cause you deserve it man. And not only because of it, the photo's also great.

A visitor from - posted Thu September 24, 2009:
Great picture, congrats for the effort.

Hope they are able to remove one day.

Greetings from Argentina.

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 19, 2009:
That takes a lot of dedication!

A visitor from United States posted Thu August 6, 2009:
Definitly worth the effort. Any plans to remove it or will it just stay there?

A visitor from Croatia posted Thu June 18, 2009:
Too sadly to end like this for such a great chopper.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri June 5, 2009:
Nicely composed and 5 stars for effort for photographer to walk 6 hours in snow to get this photo. Also quite a unique photo and situation.

A visitor from - posted Fri April 3, 2009:
Simply One Word Wow

A visitor from - posted Thu April 2, 2009:
Great picture, especially the effort you put in to get this shot! Excellent!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed April 1, 2009:
A unique one!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu March 26, 2009:
Great one!

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 26, 2009:
I wonder if that bird will ever fly again or how much they can salvage out of it.

A visitor from - posted Thu March 26, 2009:
Hope that now this unit will be more safe for people. Right place for that bird!

A visitor from Belgium posted Thu March 26, 2009:
Get's a 5 star rating from me for all the work this photographrt has done + it's a very nice pic

A visitor from Austria posted Thu March 26, 2009:
I have reason to believe that this picture was well worth the effort getting up there - at least for uns seeing the result.... Thanks!

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 26, 2009:
You must love hiking as much as aviation. I love planes but no way on earth do i have your determination to walk that far!

A visitor from Taiwan posted Wed March 25, 2009:
Great job, Thanks.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed March 25, 2009:
6 hours good effort great pic aswell love the enthusiasm

A visitor from India posted Tue March 24, 2009:
Great effort.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue March 24, 2009:
Great picture!

A visitor from - posted Tue March 24, 2009:
WOW great shot thanks for walking out in the snow for the shot.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Good luck getting that one out!
Hehehe!

A visitor from - posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Wow! That looks harsh! Thanks for uploading it!

A visitor from - posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Amazing job!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 23, 2009:
A+ for effort Jerome! I live in Alaska, this looks like home. Hope you were able to ski at least part way back!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon March 23, 2009:
You have a place to hide at least if storm is coming:)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Thats amazing! Is it ever going to be recovered, or will it be left there to rot???
Great pic!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Thank you for the huge effort for this photo. It's Brilliant and was worth the adventure!

A visitor from Spain posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Nice picture, very interesting. I'm glad no body died at this accident. Thanks for your effort to get this picture =)

A visitor from Poland posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Thank you very much for sharing this rare photo.

A visitor from Portugal posted Mon March 23, 2009:
WOW! Incredible photo you got there, Jerome! Love the sunlight on the snow. Regards, Allen Azevedo

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