The view from the flight over Mt Everest
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'Stunning sight' as grandson recreates 1933 Everest flight

3 April 2013 Last updated at 16:51 BST

The grandson of one of the first men to fly over Mount Everest has spoken about the many challenges of the pioneering 1933 trip.

Charles Douglas-Hamilton flew to the world's highest peak as a passenger in a modern Jetstream Turboprop jet to commemorate the 80th anniversary of his grandfather Douglas and fellow pilot David Fowler MacIntyre's feat.

Speaking about the original flight, he said: "They nearly crashed into the east ridge of Everest as they were sucked down 2,000 feet in a matter of seconds.''