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14/05/2005 For the first time, a helicopter lands on top of the world's highest mountain

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World Record - Mount Everest AS350 B3 landing

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Landing on the Summit of Everest

Delsalle set the world record for highest altitude landing of a helicopter when his Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel touched down on the 8,848 m summit of Mount Everest. After sitting on top of the world for 3 minutes and 50 seconds, Delsalle lifted off and returned to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, Nepal.