Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Aircraft down.

We've lost an aircraft that was on it's way from South Pole to the Italian station at Terra Nova. Three people were on board and we still have no word on their condition, the aircraft went down in one of the most remote and harsh locations on this continent.

The plane's emergency transponder was activated ten hours ago, but the weather in the area is deteriorating and so far no contact has been made. We've got a C-130 orbiting the area now but they can't see anything due to low cloud cover, and a ski-equipped DC-3 is on the way as we speak with climbers and alpine spotters and rescue gear.

I don't know how this is going to end.