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Canadian plane completes daring mission, lands in South Pole

The plane was carrying two sick workers from a remote US scientific research facility.

A Canadian-owned Twin Otter turboprop plane landed in Punta Arenas, Chile Wednesday evening, completing its South Pole rescue mission. Picture: Screengrab

CAPE TOWN - A Canadian-owned plane has landed in Chile, completing a daring rescue mission in one of the most inhospitable places on the planet.

The plane was carrying two sick workers from a remote United States scientific research facility in the South Pole.

A second aircraft was also part of the mission.

Adventurer, Lewis Pugh, says this was one of the most audacious and courageous rescue missions ever performed.

"Two planes flew the length of Canada, all the way across America, across the equator, the length of South America until they got to Chile. They waited for good weather conditions and then flew across a passage to a British scientific station."

He says, "There they waited again. There were good weather condition and they flew again for nine hours right away across in the middle of the night until they got to the South Pole."

Watch the first part of the mission below.

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