7summits forum!

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Helicopter lands on top of Everest!  (Read 4228 times)


  • Adventurer
  • Scrambler
  • ***
  • Altitude: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 78
  • Adventurer
Helicopter lands on top of Everest!
« 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



  • Climber
  • ****
  • Altitude: 8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 247
    • TightropeNET
Re: Helicopter lands on top of Everest!
« Reply #1 on: Jun 10 2005, 00:35 »

Wow! They have the video on the Eurocopter website too
Pages: [1]   Go Up

Page created in 0.051 seconds with 22 queries.