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The First Flight Over Mount Everest

An Attempt to Fly Over Mt. Everest

The First Flight Over Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest peak of the world and is located in the Nepal.  The first flight over the Mount Everest was made in the 1933. There have been many attempts to conquer the world’s highest peak. Among these few has been successful. Since only few people has been at the top of Mt. Everest the curiosity that how it look from above was obvious. So, there have also been the expeditions to fly over the Mt. Everest and also take the pictures of it from above.

The original PV-6 prototype, registered as G-ACB  also known as the Houston-Wallace along with Westland PV-3 G-ACAZ, was part of the Houston Everest Expedition, named after Lucy, Lady Houston the patron, an attempt to fly over Mount Everest. Both aircraft received modifications that included fitting heating and oxygen equipment, fully enclosing the rear cockpits and using highly supercharged Bristol Pegasus IS 3 engines. Flown by Flight Lieutenant D.F. McIntyre and Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, otherwise known as Lord Clydesdale, the two aircraft became the first to fly over Mount Everest on 3 April 1933.

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