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Well, the Twin Otter should be landing at the South Pole late this evening
originally posted by: Pladuim
Here is what NSF has recently released.
"Update: South Pole Medical evacuation flight, June 19
The two aircraft en route to the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to carry out an Antarctic medical evacuation are on the ground in Punta Arenas, Chile.
They are awaiting favorable weather to fly to the British Antarctic Survey station at Rothera, where they will prepare the aircraft and await favorable weather to make the flight to the Pole."
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: 123143
They had to hop their way down. It was a five day flight to get to Chile. The Twin Otter is a pretty small aircraft, and had to be fitted with ferry tanks to make this flight.