Discovered "air tractor" of MawsonPodcast, Monday, July 09, 2012 16:41:54
The remains of the first plane, rushed to the Antarctic, are discovered by an Australian research team, officials said. For three summer seasons the "huts of Mawson" (Mawson's Huts) search plane.
Its representatives have met metal debris on the top New Year. "The biggest news of the day is that we found" air tractor "or at least parts of it," said Tony Stewart, a member of the research team, the blog of the expedition. Australian polar explorer and geologist Douglas Mawson led two expeditions to Antarctica in the early 20th century. The first drives on the icy continent airplane "Vickers" (Vickers). Wings of the aircraft, built in 1911, have been damaged in an accident before the start of the expedition, but Mosan into the machine, hoping to use it as snowmobiling. Dream Mawson to conduct the first human flight over the Antarctic ice cap, less than a decade after the Wright brothers made the first successful flight, crashed to pieces before his expedition to travel from Australia to Antarctica in 1911 airplane engine does not able to withstand very low temperatures, and eventually the machine was abandoned.
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