New Zealand rescue group searching for missing Canadians in Antarctica

Posted on January 25, 2013 • Filed under: Antartica, TRAVEL

According to , a search has begun for a plane carrying three Canadian crew members that went missing in bad weather on a flight over Antarctica. New Zealand rescue authorities said the emergency beacon of the Twin Otter aircraft was activated while on its way to the Italian Antarctic base on Wednesday. The Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand said the beacon was transmitting from the Queen Alexandra Range, which lies in New Zealand’s rescue zone, and RCCNZ was co-ordinating the search with co-operation from US authorities at the McMurdo Antarctic station. Read Article

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