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Title: Helicopter lands on top of Everest!
Post by: Roger on May 27 2005, 03:48
Hi all from Sydney
I saw footage of this feat last night on Australian Television.  Remarkable.

The Ecureuil/AStar AS350B3 helicopter landed May 14 at 8,850 meters atop the Himalayan peak, setting a new world record for high-altitude landings and takeoffs, Eurocopter said in a statement on its Website on Tuesday.

The aircraft, flown by test pilot Didier Delsalle, took off from a Nepalese base camp of Lukla, and remained atop the peak for more than two minutes, Eurocopter said.

A second successful landing and takeoff took place later

Roger
Title: Re: Helicopter lands on top of Everest!
Post by: MoT on Jun 10 2005, 00:35
Wow! They have the video on the Eurocopter website too