Improving weather helps Antarctic rescue
The Canadian PressFriday, January 25, 2013
Rescue officials say efforts to locate three Canadians missing in Antarctica will continue today as weather conditions improve.
The Canadians were on a plane that went missing Wednesday during a flight from the South Pole to Terra Nova Bay.
New Zealand's Rescue Co-ordination Centre says a plane is scheduled to fly to the area today to set up a base camp about 50 kilometres from where the missing plane's emergency beacon was transmitting.
As soon as the weather clears, two helicopters will then start an aerial search.
Aircraft tried twice to spot the missing plane in the mountainous area, but couldn't see it because of poor visibility and snow.
The rescue co-ordination centre says the crew of the missing aircraft have survival equipment and are well trained for the harsh environment.