Deadly South Pole Plane Crash

An aircraft traveling between research stations in Antarctica has gone down, likely killing its three-person crew.

By | January 29, 2013

Mt Herschel, a mountain in the vicinity of the crashWIKIMEDIA, ANDREW MANDEMAKERThree Canadian crew members of an Antarctic research plane are presumed dead after their aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain in the rugged interior of the southern-most continent.

The plane, operating under the auspices of the Italy’s Antarctic research program, was on its way from the U.S.-run Amundsen-Scott research station at the South Pole to Italy’s Zucchelli station on the coast when it crashed last Wednesday (January 23).

Late last week two New Zealand-operated helicopters located and surveyed the wreckage, and searchers concluded that the crash was not likely survivable for the two pilots and one mechanic aboard. There were no researchers on the flight, and the reasons for the crash are still unknown. “Our thoughts are now with the families of the crewmen,” Tracy Brickles, who was coordinating the search effort for the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ), told ScienceInsider.

A joint U.S.-New Zealand team is readying to mount an expedition to recover the bodies, according to the RCCNZ.

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Avatar of: Marcos Hardy

Marcos Hardy

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January 30, 2013

Hail to the unsung heroes of scientific research!

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February 11, 2013

 

I am surprised that Ian Wilmut did not win. Dolly the sheep is really the start of all these on mammallian organisms and the ethical concerns, which is what drove the research to create iPS. Anyway, it is Nobel prize, a monopoly.

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