Canadian Pilot Dies After Falling Into Antarctic Crevasse

January 12, 2016 9:48 PM

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A Canadian helicopter pilot died at an Australian Antarctic base a day after falling into an icy crevasse, officials said Tuesday.

David Wood, 62, fell 20 meters (66 feet) into the crevasse and remained there for three hours after landing on a remote ice shelf 104 miles (167 kilometers) northeast of Australia's Davis Station late Monday, Australian Antarctic Division director Nick Gales said.

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