Pegasus (crashed Constellation Aircraft) McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

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Leonardob on March 29, 2008

Wow thats is totally crazy.

Vlado Libant on March 29, 2008


arequipa1 on November 5, 2008

very neat

J-P GRONDIN on December 27, 2008


Christian K on March 17, 2009


Martin Stone on April 4, 2009

Actually two people were injured one broken leg the copilot and the other a passanger. The plane was blown off the runway by a 55 mile an hour cross wind 30 minutes after I landed in the same type plane. The storm that crashed the plane lasted for 3 days. It was called a Hawk. A D55 tractor was sent to find the plane and it fell into the cravas between the annual ice and regular ice. All the tents they set up were blown away. they stayed in the plane until help came. The generator shack near where I was staying blew up because of the winds and all the lights went out in the Galley I was in. Now that was a nice greeting to Antarctica.

Panza Verde on May 3, 2009


ernesto57 on June 2, 2009

Muy Buena Foto y fantastica la historia, saludos desde Chile, Sud America

johnkaos on July 10, 2009

is that the plane they made a story about on video

V.ARSLAN on July 29, 2009

hey martin stone; are you still staying there? or you ve been just for a short visit?

haydond on October 27, 2009

Hi, I was in the Antarctic in the summer of '69 and am sure that this was the same aircraft that crashed on Williams field the summer before. Would love to know when this picture was taken as we (at Scott Base) all expected it to drift out and eventually drop off the ice shelf into the sea, long before now. Can anyone tell when this picture was taken..? if anyone can help, e-mail me on Thanks

Robert Gladson on November 1, 2009

Hey, Polar Mike! Thanks for sharing all these photos. They are great and I really appreciate the opportunity to visit Antarctica vicariously through your photos.

Most of us will never have the opportunity to visit Antarctica in person, so your sharing your photos is a great gift to us. Thanks!

Warm Regards,


Jill Rodger on November 16, 2009

gret photo thanks for SHARNG IT WITH THE WORLD

andrea gambetti on February 9, 2010

Stunning history! I like the pic!

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on August 14, 2010


Petr Olivík on November 12, 2010

Like! Super shot! Greeting from Czech Republic.

Eber Beck on February 6, 2011

Very interesting... Grettings from Brasil

Sanjay Poudyal on November 30, 2011

Very nice composition, good photo. LIKE join the group, welcome in the Antarctica Namaste from Nepal

GMack on April 12, 2012

That is my Dad's plane. He was the flight engineer for the mission. It was his second go to the ice. Phil Wilson. Upon landing the nose gear came up through his station. He had been moved to the back of the plane for "landing" i.e. crashing. Had he been in his seat, he would have been badly injured if not killed.

polar.mike on April 12, 2012

Antarctica still such a crazy place. We have all the technology and all the history to look back on and accidents still happen - look just this last week, cruise ships stuck, yachts crushed by ice. Our project has a "habit" of crashing planes too, we crashed a Basler back in 2007 at Mt Paterson, which sucked. Thankfully again, relatively minor injuries. Glad your Dad and all involved walked away from it (apart from the folks who broke legs according to an earlier post and probably hobbled away from it.)

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  • Uploaded on November 17, 2007
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    by polar.mike
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
    • Taken on 2005/02/02 17:25:29
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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