“This is the first time that an Airbus 340 has landed in Antarctica, it's historic!
», Rejoice the pilots of the plane.
This is indeed the first time that runway 175 of Wolf's Fang Runway in Antarctica has accommodated the wheels of an Airbus 340.
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On Monday, November 22, Captain Carlos Mirpuri and his crew took off the plane from Cape Town, South Africa, bound for Antarctica.
A return flight of just over five hours each way operated by the Hi Fly company.
To land in the confit of the world is not trivial.
The ice trail greatly reduces visibility.
The pilots had to wear special glasses so as not to be dazzled.
The on-board instruments were disturbed by the cold, rendering the navigation aids obsolete.
The mission aircraft will be used this season to transport a small number of tourists, alongside scientists and essential cargo to Antarctica.
This aeronautical feat did not fail to make many Internet users react on social networks.
They criticize the interest of sending a plane of this size in a region of the globe, which like the rest of the planet, suffers from global warming.