Sunday, January 03, 2010

Historic Antarctica plane remains 'found' by expedition

BBC News - Historic Antarctica plane remains 'found' by expedition: "A team of Australian conservationists say they have found what they believe to be the remains of the first aeroplane ever taken to Antarctica.
Australian explorer Douglas Mawson had the single-propeller Vickers with him on a 1911-12 expedition but it was abandoned because of engine troubles.
Brought to the frozen continent without its wings, the plane was used for a time as a kind of motorised sledge."

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