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Old 7th Aug 2005, 12:19
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Highest helicopter rescue

What was the highest helicopter rescue or rescue attempt and what helicopter was used?

What are the traps at high altitudes, besides high winds&turbulence?

My fellow countryman is in trouble at altitude 6000m on Nanga Parbat. Word of eurocopter's altitude record braking AS350 B3 to attempt a rescue is spreading like wildfire. Others are saying that a Lama is a better option, piloted by eurocopter's test pilot.


What do you think are the chances of a successful rescue? I usually am an optimist, but in that environment i'm a sceptic
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