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Remains of early 1900s plane found in Antarctica

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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    Remains of early 1900s plane found in Antarctica PhysOrg.com [USA], January 3, 2010 The Mawson s Huts Foundation had been searching for the plane for three
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      Remains of early 1900s plane found in Antarctica
      PhysOrg.com [USA], January 3, 2010

      The Mawson's Huts Foundation had been searching for the plane for three
      summers before stumbling upon metal pieces of it on New Year's Day. "The
      biggest news of the day is that we've found the air tractor, or at least
      parts of it!" team member Tony Stewart wrote on the team's blog from
      Cape Denison in Antarctica's Commonwealth Bay. Australian polar explorer
      and geologist Douglas Mawson led two expeditions to Antarctica in the
      early 1900s, on the first one bringing along a single-propeller Vickers
      plane. The wings of the plane, built in 1911, had been damaged in a
      crash before the expedition, but Mawson hoped to use it as a kind of
      motorized sled.

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