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Australian expeditioner evacuated from Antarctica in five-day mission | BBC News

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Australian expeditioner evacuated from Antarctica in five-day mission | BBC News
By Graham Denyer - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1000508

The Australian Antarctic Division has called a recent rescue mission completed by China, Australia, and the US an “outstanding success” as all three countries collaborated to rescue a patient in Antarctica. The person was at the Australia’s Davis research station in east Antarctica. A Chinese icebreaker passing by dispatched helicopters to carry a team of Australians further inland, where they built a ski-way for a United States aircraft to fly into. The US Basler aircraft flew from the McMurdo research station to pick up the patient. An Australian Airbus A319 then transported the patient to Hobart on Christmas Eve. “Antarctica really brings nations together to support each other in our operations,” commented AAD director Kim Ellis.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55446454