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Antartic Rescues

Postby deja vu on Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:56 pm

Thankfully they are few and far between, and minimal lose of live over the years. This week the crews from Kenn Borek Air have rescued 2 ill Americans from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and have landed safely at the Rothera research base.

A Calgary-based emergency plane is set to make its return journey after landing safely at the Rothera research base on the Antarctic Peninsula Wednesday.

The flight operated by Kenn Borek Air is rescuing two sick workers from the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The Twin Otter plane landed at Rothera after leaving the South Pole early this morning. ... earch-base

“(Rothera) is just going to be a pit stop,” British Antarctic Survey operations manager Mike Dinn told CTV’s News Channel on Wednesday. “We wouldn’t be equipped to intervene in any serious way, so the best recourse is to get them back up into medical care as soon as possible.”

A second Twin Otter plane that had been waiting at Rothera as a backup aircraft will complete the last leg of the journey, Dinn said. The rescuers, who have now been on the job for about 30 hours, will also be replaced by a rested crew. ... -1.2956381

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Re: Antartic Rescues

Postby southernfry on Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:02 pm

A Canadian plane carrying two ailing workers from a remote research station at the South Pole has arrived safely in Chile.

The aircraft left Antarctica on Wednesday evening and arrived in Punta Arenas at approximately 9:41 p.m. ET.

Earlier in the day, British Antarctic Survey spokeswoman Athena Dinar said the two workers, whose medical conditions and identities have not been released for privacy reasons, had left the Rothera research station located on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. ... -1.2956381

Almost done, one last flight to an undisclosed medical facility, more than likely in the US for these 2 patients. Hopefully a speedy recovery for the 2 and well deserved rests
for the entire crew that pulled this off without a hitch.
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