posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:59 PM
Originally posted by OneisOne
A rescue aircraft sent to evacuate an American scientist who had fallen ill at a research outpost in Antarctica successfully arrived back in New
Zealand on Thursday morning. The patient was then transferred to a local hospital for urgent surgery.
The A319 Airbus from the Australian Antarctic Division research program began its five hour journey from New Zealand yesterday and made a landing on
an ice runway known as Pegasus, near the McMurdo station where the scientist is based.
The rescue flight was flown into Antarctica under risky weather conditions with temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius. Flights to Antarctica are
usually only made in the summer but the National Science Foundation (NSF) said the patient, who is a member of one of its projects, may require
“immediate corrective surgery.” NSF also said they are unable to reveal any details about the scientist’s name, gender, age or illness due to
Not much info, but atleast they made the trip without problems!
*dons tin-foil crown*
Sounds a bit suspect to me. I say this mostly on the premise that I have heard of rather similar cases (person had to be choppered off-site for
medical reasons) and in those cases, the details were released. I am not sure if they were released immediately, however.
Either way, it fuels the fire of speculation quite nicely. Combine that with a massive, record storm in starkly the other direction (look guize! over
and you seem to have the typical recipe for covered-over bull excrement. Figuratively
speaking, that is.
I demand answers! (or comfort, safety, and possibly convenience) but mostly answers (i guess)
Forgive the jest. Apparently I should have forsaken reading for sleep hours ago.