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News Release 16-079

Ailing Antarctic personnel transported to safety

Meticulously planned, carefully executed, NSF-led medical evacuation results in successful patient transport despite extreme conditions

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The arrival completes a nine-day, global evacuation operation that NSF coordinated to prioritize the health and safety of station and rescue personnel.

Credit: Robert Schwarz, NSF

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Video: A Twin Otter aircraft successfully completes an unprecedented medical evacuation mission to the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Credit: Robert Schwarz/National Science Foundation