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Media Advisory - May 23, 2001


Video Available: Evacuation Aircraft Lands at South Pole

Video courtesy of Matt Newcomb/National Science Foundation

In April, 2001 the National Science Foundation (NSF) coordinated medical evacuation flights to Amundsen-Scott South Pole and McMurdo stations in Antarctica. NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which coordinates U.S. research on the continent and in surrounding waters.

"I commend the aircrew of Canada's Kenn Borek Air Ltd., who flew the Twin Otters to the Pole through some of the most demanding conditions on earth, on their skill and professionalism," said Karl Erb, director of the NSF Office of Polar Programs. "While they were alone at the controls, they were part of a global team of professionals, including weather forecasters, mechanics, logisticians and dozens of other experts, each of whom contributed to this overall success."

People getting on the airplane
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B-roll is available on Betacam SP, contact NSF's Dena Headlee, 703-292-8070.



Broadcasters: B-Roll is available on Betacam SP, contact NSF's Dena Headlee, (703) 292-8070/

For more information contact:
Peter West, NSF (703) 292-8070/



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