Men free a Beechcraft Staggerwing aircraft frozen to ice in Antarctica during Byrd's Antarctic III expedition.
Antarctica Date:1940 Duration:5 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. explorer Admiral Richard Byrd's Third Antarctic expedition. A Beechcraft SD-17S Staggerwing aircraft, fitted with skis, is frozen in ice. Men try to move it to no avail. So they rig an elaborate set of ropes and a block and tackle which finally enables them to break the seal of the skis to the ice. Several men then pull the airplane forward to a desired location. 'US Antarctic Services' written on the fuselage of the plane.
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