Injuries Reported in Ruby Mountain, Nevada Helicopter Crash

Four emergency rescuers survived a helicopter crash in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains Monday.

The Bell Ranger went down near Angel Lake in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada at about 4 p.m. at an elevation of about 8,500 feet.

The crew had just finished rescuing a stranded climber when the crash occurred, according to authorities.  Three Elko, Nevada firefighters aboard and a the local pilot escaped serious injury. Pilot Dale Coleman of El Aero was transported by Summit Air to the Northeastern Nev. Regional Hospital with what was described as lacerations to the head.