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Download full resolution image This LC-130 Skibird crew landed at the South Pole Station with minimum visibility and maximum crosswinds and then were forced to make an emergency weather divert to Terra Nova Bay when extreme weather made it unsafe to land at McMurdo Station on Nov. 9 20

109th Airlift Wing crew completes another mission

ANTARCTICA--This LC-130 Skibird crew landed at the South Pole Station with minimum visibility and maximum crosswinds and then were forced to make an emergency weather divert to Terra Nova Bay when extreme weather made it unsafe to land at McMurdo Station on Nov. 9 2017. The crew (from left) 1st Lt. Brian Alexander co-pilot; Airman 1st Class Ryan Rhoads loadmaster; Lt. Col. Ronald Ankabrandt navigator; Senior Master Sgt. Michael Messineo flight engineer; Senior Master Sgt. David Vesper loadmaster; and Capt. Brandon Caldwell pilot.

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