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Flight with 3 missing in Antarctica

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 9:16 p.m.
 

A small plane carrying three Canadians disappeared while flying over an Antarctic mountain range, and bad weather on Thursday was hampering a search.

The flight was going from a station near the South Pole to an Italian research base in Terra Nova Bay. Its emergency locator started transmitting about 10 p.m. Wednesday in a mountainous area about 280 miles north of the pole.

New Zealand, U.S. and Italian authorities are working together to find the de Havilland Twin Otter plane, which they presume has crashed. It was carrying survival equipment including tents and food, according to New Zealand Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator John Ashby.

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