The view from the flight over Mt Everest
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'Stunning sight' as grandson recreates 1933 Everest flight

The grandson of one of the first men to fly over Mount Everest has spoken about the many challenges of the pioneering 1933 trip.

Charles Douglas-Hamilton flew to the world's highest peak as a passenger in a modern Jetstream Turboprop jet to commemorate the 80th anniversary of his grandfather Douglas and fellow pilot David Fowler MacIntyre's feat.

Speaking about the original flight, he said: "They nearly crashed into the east ridge of Everest as they were sucked down 2,000 feet in a matter of seconds.''

  • 03 Apr
  • From the section Asia
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