Videos tagged with "chopper"
Helicopter Crash on Mountain a Russian MI-17 Crashes on Takeoff from Mount Everest Base Camp Nepal [00:59]
Helicopter Crash on Mountain a Russian MI-17 Crashes on Taking off from a Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, on May 28th 2003. An accident report on AERO News Network states -- "A Russian Mi-17 turbine helicopter, enroute to Base Camp with porters on their way to the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mount Everest's (29002 feet) first climb, crashed Wednesday with at least three fatalities and seven reported injuries/survivors. The Mi-17 was based in Kathmandu and chartered from Simrik Air. On board were five porters, a mountain guide and four crew members. On its return the helo was to have picked up climbers that had just returned from having climbed the mountain in celebration of the May 29, 1953 ascent by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The accident, seen on video, shows the Mi-17 on approach to landing and veering off to the left, suddenly, in a descent to disappear beyond a ridge line. The sight of parts flying about, shortly thereafter, occurs (apparently) at impact. Two of the dead were reported as mountain porter Phudorji Sherpa and cabin attendant Anup Dewan. An airport official claimed that, "The chopper left Kathmandu in the morning but because of bad weather it stopped at Lukla airport (in NE Nepal) for some time. It later proceeded to the Base Camp and crashed nearby." Among the injured was a German woman, who had the misfortune to be walking near Base Camp when the helicopter crashed. Listed in serious condition are Cris Lising (of Germany), the ...
Take off from Lukla (Nepal) [02:03]
Our trekking group missed landing at this famous air strip as we came in on choppers due to the weather conditions but we did leave by plane. You can see another aircraft at ~0:20sec disappearing down the runway and @ ~0:42sec you get a quick glimpse down the runway prior to take off, note you can't actually see over the crest when the plane starts its run.
Chopper ride from Lukla ( most dangerous airport) [00:50]
Had to leave by a chopper from Lukla , Nepal as weather conditions were bad for a week . Lukla airport is also known as the Most dangerous airport in the world. It cost a bomb. Travellers to the Everest do be careful about this unexpected bombshell. My suggestion don't have connecting frights if ur travelling to Everest or get inputs on weather prior u start getting down to Lukla and book it at namche bazaar or online so u can save some $¥€ . The chopper ride is awesome though.
Royal Nepal army MI8 helicopter taking off [00:59]
Russian MI 8 or MI17 helicopter in use for ferrying supplies to Everest Base Camp. The climatic conditions in the Sagarmatha region change without prior signs. The team gears up for the summit attempts as the weather clears up and the men set out for the top. There is no time to waste, it's a now or never situation as the teams climbing permit expires by the end of the month may 2001. Indian Army added another feather to its cap in May 2001, when its mountaineers successfully scaled Mount Everest and put a record eight members and seven Sherpas on the summit. This is the largest number of summiteers on Mount Everest in an Indian expedition. The mighty mountain ranges of the Himalayas have, over the centuries, inspired not only man's imagination and spiritual quest, but also his spirit of adventure. Mount Everest, the tallest of the peaks of the Himalayas as also the whole world, stood in its unattainable isolation for thousands of years, till Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary conquered it in 1953. Since then, at least a thousand climbers have set foot on it. That at least 200 have lost their lives while trying to scale the peak speaks of the infinite dangers involved in the task. The Indian Army Mount Everest Expedition was flagged off by the Chief of the Army Staff on 1st March 2001 at New Delhi. It was led by Col. Krishan Kumar. After flagging off, the team moved to Nepal and after a long trek from Jiri, reached Base Camp of Everest on 3rd April 2001. The stocking and ...
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Escape from Kathmandu! [02:43]
Check out the new whip! Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Nepal. This private helicopter usually charters for $2500... the four of us paid less than $50! Gotta love bribes. Music from Top Gun's "Danger Zone" by the one and only Kenny Loggins. Yeah buddy.
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