helicopter drop point

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helicopter drop point

A designated point within a landing zone where helicopters are unable to land because of the terrain, but in which they can discharge cargo or troops while hovering.
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His death came three days after two helitack firefighters in Idaho were killed when they were overrun by flames in the Salmon-Challis National Forest.