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Two Killed in Helicopter Crash at Everst Base Camp

May 28 2003 at 10:04 AM
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Response to Half of Living 900 Everest Summiters Expected in Nepal 50th Anniversary Celebration


Kathmandu - A helicopter carrying porters for the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mount Everest's conquest crashed on Wednesday near Base Camp, killing two and injuring seven others.
The privately owned Mi-17 from Kathmandu veered off course within sight of Base Camp's tents, hurling debris into the air.
The Simrik Air chopper carried five porters, a mountain guide and four crew members and was to have picked up summiters fresh from their climb of the world's tallest mountain.,,2-10-1462_1365666,00.html

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