On December 30th, 2014, a Russian-made, Chinese-operated Kamov KA-27 Helicopter made a brief stop by New Zealand’s Scott Base, Antarctica. The helicopter is operated by the Polar Research Institute of China, and was flying from its supporting research vessel, the MV Xue Long, China’s only polar research vessel.
The helicopter was picking up a slingload of fuel, for deposit at a remote fuel depot at Cape Adare, Antarctica, in support of a Kiwi research project.
Video of the fuel pickup, and a photo of the chopper coming around to Scott Base.
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