31 May '14, 11pm

An Old Bird on the Greenland Ice: A World War II era airplane has become a visual waypoint for researchers fly...

Flying over the polar regions can be both awesome and tedious, beautiful and boring. It's a frontier that few eyes have seen, but the utter whiteness of the snow and ice can start to blend into a sameness that becomes disorienting. Landmarks become welcome signs, even when that landmark is a somber reminder of flights gone wrong. The image above shows the Kee Bird, a wrecked B-29 Superfortress that made an emergency landing on a northwest Greenland ice sheet in 1947. The image was acquired on May 1, 2014, by the Digital Mapping System (DMS), an instrument attached to NASA’s P-3 Orion airplane for the Operation IceBridge campaign. The Kee Bird was a U.S. Air Force plane that made a crash landing after running into foul weather and other issues during a reconnaissance flight to the North Pole. The entire crew survived the crash, but then had to wait for more than three days ...

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straitstimes.com 02 Jun '14, 4am

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