Contact Us

Three Canadians Missing in Antarctic Plane Crash

NSF Atmospheric Research Observatory
The South Pole NOAA webcam shows the National Science Foundation’s Atmospheric Research Observatory today. (ESRL/NOAA)
(With additional information from the Associated Press)
A missing Twin Otter aircraft carrying three Canadians has apparently crashed in the Queen Alexandra Range of mountains near the Beardmore Glacier. The plane was flying from the South Pole (see photo) to Terra Nova Bay Wednesday.

The plane’s emergency locator began transmitting late Wednesday about 280 miles north of the South Pole. The locator stopped working Thursday night during high winds and snow, and officials have not been able to establish radio contact.

High winds and blowing snow have prevented searchers from finding the crash site for two days. They do not know if the crew is alive. The plane has survival gear on board.

The pilot has been identified as Bob Heath from the Northwest Territories, an experienced pilot in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. The Twin Otter plane is owned and operated by Kenn Borek Air Ltd of Calgary.

The New Zealand Herald newspaper said a camp was being set up about 50 kilometers from the last broadcast of the emergency beacon.

Best of KLYQ

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KLYQ Club VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KLYQ Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.