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NSF PR 01-37
Media contact:  Peter West  (703) 292-8070  pwest@nsf.gov

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Evacuation Flight Lands Safely at South Pole: Larger Images

Preparing flight deck
Pole: Final preparations were made to the flight deck at South Pole in late April to receive a Twin Otter aircraft that flew to the Pole April 23 to evacuate Dr. Ronald Shemenski. The wind was blowing at 18 knots and the windchill approached -150F (-101C).
(Photo by Jerry Macala)

Arrival at South Pole
A Twin Otter aircraft, flown by employees of Kenn Borek Air Ltd arrived at the South Pole at 8:02 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. The plane brought in Dr. Betty Carlisle to replace Dr. Ronald Shemenski, the physician at the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
(Photo by Chris Martin / NSF)



Plane at South Pole
(Photo by Chris Martin / NSF)


Plane at South Pole
(Photo by Chris Martin / NSF)



Plane close-up
(Photo by Chris Martin / NSF)



Plane and people at South Pole
(Photo by Chris Martin / NSF)



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