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Helicopter rescue: 110 people trapped in Panoramic Mont-Blanc cable cars

Sep 08, 2016

The High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM) Chamonix launched an operation to rescue 110 people trapped at over 3000-meters altitude, in the Mont Blanc Panoramic cable cars this afternoon.

Cable car passengers are being evacuated by multiple helicopters - two helicopters of civil defense and one of the private company were mobilized, with talian helicopters coming as reinforcements - a long and risky emergency operation at this altitude, since cables carrying the gondolas were tangled with the wind.

The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola connects France and Italy over 5093 meters in 35 minutes of travel. The cabins pass over the White Valley and Giant Glacier from the Aiguille du Midi in France located at 3778 meters, to the Helbronner peak marking the border with Italy at 3466 meters.

Helicopter rescue: 110 people trapped in Panoramic Mont-Blanc cable cars



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