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  • 3 feared dead after plane wreckage found in Antarctica

    CNN article

    Authorities found the wreckage of a plane that crashed days ago in Antarctica in a condition that suggested no one survived.
    Searchers found the damaged plane, a Twin Otter aircraft carrying three people, close to the summit in Queen Alexandra Range, in Antarctica.
    The plane "appears to have made a direct impact that was not survivable," Maritime New Zealand said Saturday.
    The condition of the three Canadian crew members aboard the aircraft had been unknown since the the flight went missing Wednesday.
    The plane was flying from the South Pole to an Italian base at Terra Nova Bay, Maritime New Zealand said.
    Plane got missing

    3 Canadians aboard plane missing in Antarctica

    A plane carrying three Canadians across Antarctica is unaccounted for, and inclement weather is impeding the search for the aircraft, New Zealand officials said.
    The emergency locator transmitter on the Twin Otter aircraft activated at 10 p.m. Wednesday (4 a.m. ET) from within New Zealand's Antarctic rescue area, a Maritime New Zealand statement said.

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    Re: 3 feared dead after plane wreckage found in Antarctica

    The deaths have now been confirmed though it seems no-one has yet landed at the site.

    http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news...-1226563014496

    Sad news, sounds like they ran into a storm and weren't entirely aware of where they were while flying through the mountains.

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