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14:20 22/06/2016

Medical plane lands at South Pole on daring rescue mission

A Canadian Twin Otter plane made the 1,500-mile, nine-hour trip from a British base on the Antarctic peninsula. The National Science Foundation (NSF), which runs the Amundsen-Scott polar station, said the flight crew will rest for 10 hours, then depart for the British station before traveling on to a hospital ouitside Antarctica.