Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Daring Rescue in the Dark: A Chronology of South Pole Mission

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Daring Rescue in the Dark: A Chronology of South Pole Mission

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Calgary air crew's dangerous mission of mercy

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CALGARY - A Calgary-based flight crew from Kenn Borek Air last month successfully flew out two sick workers from a South Pole research station. Here's a look back at the medical mission:

June 9: The National Science Foundation has a medical emergency and asks Kenn Borek Air if it is possible to do an evacuation in the middle of the Antarctic winter.

June 10-13: Kenn Borek does risk assessment and decides it is possible to undertake the mission.

June 14: Two Twin Otter aircraft are prepared and depart Calgary. They stop in Denver, Colo., to pick up mission equipment from the National Science Foundation and end the day in McAllen, Texas.

June 15: Planes land in Liberia, Costa Rica. …

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