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Rescue of a crashed DC3 in the Antarctic

Old 15th Jan 2015, 16:26
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Rescue of a crashed DC3 in the Antarctic

Video of the repair and rescue of a DC3 that had a mishap in the Antarctic in December 2012.

17 minutes long - well worth watching from start to finish. Amazing that some of these beautiful and versatile aircraft are still in active service.

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Well done chaps, a very interesting short film, possibly only do-able with it being the Old Dakota, modern kit may not have been so tolerant of a Glacier type rebuild..!!

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Here's a video of the 2009 rescue, when the roles were reversed. Lidia helped rescue a not quite so badly damaged Mia!

Amazing efforts both of them. Major repairs done outside in Antarctic conditions, 10,000 miles from home. Ken Borek Air is a remarkable company.
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