Plane heading to South Pole for daring medical rescue

Posted By Staff

Date: June 21st, 2016

south poleA small plane was en route to Antarctica Tuesday afternoon on a mission to extract at least one sick worker from a remote U.S. scientific research station.

A Canadian Twin Otter plane left a British base in Antarctica Tuesday morning for the nine-hour flight, said Peter West, spokesman for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

A second turboprop stayed behind on the ice-covered runway at the Rothera station in case something goes wrong with the rescue attempt.

Monday was the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere — the sun will not rise at the South Pole till the first day of spring in September. Source

NUTTY NEWS APPs: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch – Android

Nutty News Today – Nutty Videos – Nutty News on Twitter - Nutty Videos on Twitter Nutty News on Facebook - Strange Crimes - True Crime Stories – FBI Most Wanted – Amber Alerts – Strange Facts - Today’s Nutty Joke - Technology News - USA Politics

Bookmark and Share

Leave a Reply