​Plane Crash Wreckage Found in Remote Antarctica At South Pole

Plane Crash Wreckage Found
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January 28, 2013
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Wreckage from a Canadian plane crash was found in Antarctica on Saturday by rescue crews, according to a New Zealand Rescue Co-Ordination Center.

Plane Crash Wreckage Found

The plane appeared to have been on course but may have turned too early while flying through a mountain range.

Chris Henshaw, from the center, says the wreckage of the Twin Otter lies along the route the plane was intending to fly between the South Pole and an Italian base in Antarctica’s Terra Nova Bay.

The Calgary-based Kenn Borek Air operated aircraft was reported missing on Wednesday after it failed to reach its destination. There are not believed to be any survivors according to Maritime New Zealand.

“The sighting was confirmed approximately thirty minutes later by a Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Twin Otter aircraft deployed in a search and rescue role,” a statement by Calgary-based Kenn Borek Air said. “The crew of the SAR Twin Otter reports that the overdue aircraft impacted a steep snow and ice-covered mountain slope. No signs of activity are evident in the area surrounding the site, and it appears that the impact was not survivable.”

The Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash, since the Twin Otter was operated by a Canadian based company.