On Wednesday, 25 April a plane landed at South Pole for the first time ever in the winter. They came to get our doctor, who had been ill. While he was fully recovered, there was some concern that he could have a relapse, which could have been life threatening. NSF hired Kenn Borek Air, based in Calgary, Alberta, to fly a Twin Otter to Pole. First they had a six day flight from Calgary to Punta Arenas, Chile. From there they flew to Rothera, a British station on the Antarctic Peninsula. Finally, after several weatehr delays, they made the 10 hour flight to Pole.
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Page created 28 April 2001, Last updated 28 April 2001 04:07 New Zealand Daylight Time.