Watch Video:Incredible moment pilot becomes the first to land an Airbus A340 on ANTARCTICA

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Incredible moment pilot becomes the first to land an Airbus A340 on ANTARCTICA

  • Plane touched down on icy runway Tuesday after 2,800-mile journey taking five hours from Cape Town
  • It was chartered by luxury travel outfit Wolf’s Fang to bring much-needed supplies to their tourist resort
  • Grooves are carved into the 10,000ft runway to give the plane better grip – the colder it is the better
  • The blue glacial ice is almost a mile thick and can withstand a fully-laden A340 with no problems
  • Pilot said the biggest difficulty is the glare from the ice and the lack of the usual runway guidanceĀ 

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