Reported this morning on The New Zealand Herald – the wreckage of a lost airplane in Antarctica has been found. To refrain from editorilizing, I’ll simply post the news, with a few links to relevant news sources:
The wreckage of the Twin Otter aircraft missing in Antarctica since Wednesday night has been found.
The aircraft wreckage is located on a very steep slope, close to the summit of Mt Elizabeth. Rescuers say there are no signs of activity in the area surrounding the site and the aircraft appears to have made a direct impact that was not survivable. No details are available on the cause of the crash.
The site of the crash is at a height of 3,900 metres at the northern end of the Queen Alexandra Range, within New Zealand’s Search and Rescue Region – halfway between the South Pole and McMurdo Station (approximately 680km or 370 nautical miles in each direction).
- National Post: Crew believed to be dead as plane lost in Antarctic spotted on side of mountain
- CNN: 3 feared dead after plane wreckage found in Antarctica
- CBC News: Antarctic crash deemed ‘not survivable’ for 3 Canadians