Wed, May 26, 2004
Near Richard Meredith-Hardy's Microlight Base Camp
A DeHavelland Twin Otter flying from the capital of Nepal to a
base camp on Mount Everest has crashed, killing all three crew
members on board.
News reports from the region indicate the aircraft (file photo
of actual aircraft, above) was flying from Katmandu to Lukla, where
Richard Meredith-Hardy's record-setting expedition is based.
As ANN reported Tuesday, Meredith-Hardy, a World
Microlight champion from Britain, flew over the summit of Mount
Everest the day before. His partner, Italian
hang-glider pilot Angelo D'Arrigo, was forced to "outland" (land
away from his destination) at Labouche, suffering minor
There was no immediate indication whether the Yeti Airlines Twin
Otter was working with Meredith-Hardy's team.
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