Man injured in Russian helicopter crash comes home
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was injured in a Russian helicopter crash last month has returned to his Utah home.
Mike Trabert was in Kamchatka, Russia skiing with a close friend when an unknown reason caused the helicopter he was on to crash. Everyone on the helicopter survived, but Mike suffered serious injuries, including a broken neck and broken ribs.
According to University of Utah’s Dr. Andrew Dailey, Mike will need to wear a neck brace 24/7 for the next three months to see if his neck will fuse. Additional surgery may be required at the end of that time period, Dailey said.
The Trabert family created a GoFundMe account after the incident and have since passed their $110,000 goal for medical expenses.