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Missing Canadian plane found; wreck "not survivable"

Published on Jan 26, 2013 3:46 PM
 
This handout file photo taken in 2006 and received on Jan 24, 2013, provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), shows a Twin Otter aircraft at the NSF's Amudsen-Scott South Pole Station. The wreckage of an aircraft that went missing in Antarctica with three Canadians aboard was found on the side of a mountain on Saturday, with officials describing the crash site as "not survivable". -- PHOTO: AFP

WELLINGTON (AFP) - The wreckage of an aircraft that went missing in Antarctica with three Canadians aboard was found on the side of a mountain on Saturday, with officials describing the crash site as "not survivable".

"The aircraft wreckage is on a very steep slope, close to the summit of Mount Elizabeth. It appears to have made a direct impact that was not survivable," the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand said.