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Search underway for 3 Canadians after plane missing in Antarctica

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The Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand is leading the search after the Twin Otter aircraft’s emergency locator transmitter was activated about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Weather is said to be hampering efforts to locate the plane, which is equipped with cold-weather survival gear. “It’s a pretty inaccessible spot. It’s on a plateau about 13,000 feet high,” rescue centre spokesman Steve Rendle said. The plane was travelling from the South Pole to an Italian base at Terra Nova Bay. The three… (www.torontosun.com) Daha Fazlası...

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ThomasReid
Thomas Reid 3
As of this morning the beacon has seased to work, thankfully it was working for the past two days which gave the rescuers the location of the aircraft. Now just to have to weather co-operate so we can get them out of there.
rootuser
Root User 1
It appears it's Kenn Borek Air - more info here http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8216948/South-Pole-flight-lost
flakeyswilson
flakeyswilson 1
Update: Rescue operation now a recovery operation as the crash judged "I survivable"

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Antarctic_Crash_Fatal_208074-1.html
flakeyswilson
flakeyswilson 1
"Not Suvivable"
ColonelHoagie
ColonelHoagie 0
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Plane missing in Antartica

A plane travelling from the South Pole has gone missing in Antarctica, a New Zealand government agency says. The pilot has been identified as Bob Heath from Inuvik N.W.T. Rescuers began searching for the Twin Otter aircraft after its emergency transmitter was activated at around 10 p.m. local time Tuesday, Maritime New Zealand said in a release.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/01/23/antartica-plane-search.html
rootuser
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Twin Otter ELT activated in Antarctica

Not a good place to have things go wrong. Weather is the usual terrible down there.
Hoping for a miracle there from Canada.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2013/01/23/20520091.html

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