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    Re: Flying to Antarctica
    From: David C
    Date: 2019 Jan 20, 16:32 -0800

    The closest I came to Antarctica was in 1970 when I was living in Christchurch. I had read in a newspaper that a Lockheed Constellation was due to take off for Antrctica the next day.  I was keen to see a Constellation in flight so at the appropriate time I positioned myself at the end of the east/west runway 11/29. I chose this spot because there was a very strong north-westerly blowing. Unfortunately the Connie took off cross-wind from the longer north/south runway 02/20.

    The next day I heard that the aircraft had crashed on landing at McMurdo.

    Have a look at  https://aviation-safety.net/photos/displayphoto.php?id=19701008-0&vnr=2&kind=C

    Is the vertical object a mast for a radio aerial or is it a periscopic sextant?

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