Sherpa climber rescued from Everest camp by helicopter

Fishtail Air has rescued an
injured sherpa who was with a group of nine climbers. The injured man, Lhakpa
Nuru Sherpa was taken to Everest camp 3 and was carried down the mountain to
camp 2 by other sherpas.

The company used two
helicopters to get him to hospital in Kathmandu.
The first AS350 B3 flew from camp 2 to Lukla and the second AS350 B3 flew from
Lukla to Kathmandu, on the second flight Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa
was accompanied with his wife. Immediately upon arrival at Kathmandu
he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to the Blue Cross hospital for
medical attention.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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