Damaged Aircraft

In early December, the nose-ski of a New York National Guard LC-130 (Hercules) collapsed as it was preparing for take-off from a field camp in the Ford Range, Marie Byrd Land. The six crew and five passengers were unhurt. Spare parts had to be rushed from Christchurch for the repair of the plane on the remote snowfield.

Crew and passengers were returned to McMurdo in a back-up aircraft.

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