14/05/2005 For the first time, a helicopter lands on top of the world's highest mountain
World Record - Mount Everest AS350 B3 landing
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.