Flight with 3 missing in Antarctica
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Upscale Baghdad hotels bombed
- Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal
- Chinese artillery spotted on artificial island
- Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill passengers
- Islamic State group claims Shiite mosque blast in Saudi Arabia
- Nigerian president brightens hope
- Motivated Syrian Kurds take fight to ISIS in contrast to failures of Iraqi army
- Dollar’s prominence grows in Venezuela
- Islamic State terrorists break into Palmyra museum, Syria says
- Chlorine gas attacks in Syria blamed on Assad
- Women’s walk across Koreas’ DMZ denied; they cross by bus