Hunt is on for polar explorer Amundsen's seaplaneNorway's navy set sail this week for the Barents Sea Barents Sea, arm of the Arctic Ocean, N of Norway and European Russia, partially enclosed by Franz Josef Land on the north, Novaya Zemlya on the east, and Svalbard on the west. to track down the missing plane used by legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen who disappeared 81 years ago and hopefully resolve one of the Arctic's enigmas.
Over some 10 days, two vessels will scour scour, scours
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see secondary nutritional copper deficiency. 36 square nautical miles (120 square kilometres) of seabed close to the island of Bjoernoeya in a bid to locate the remains of Amundsen's seaplane seaplane, airplane designed to take off from and alight on water. The two most common types are the floatplane, whose fuselage is supported by struts attached to two or more pontoon floats, and the flying boat, whose boat-hull fuselage is constructed with the .
"We are about to embark on a bold initiative which provides the only opportunity to solve one of Norway's most enduring mysteries; what happened to Roald Amundsen and his men?," expedition leader Rob McCallum of New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. wrote on his blog on Monday.
The first explorer to navigate the Northwest Passage Northwest Passage, water routes through the Arctic Archipelago, N Canada, and along the northern coast of Alaska between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Even though the explorers of the 16th cent. that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in 1903-1906 and the first to reach the North Pole in 1911 after an epic duel with Englishman Robert Scott, Amundsen is, together with Fridtjof Nansen, Norway's biggest name in polar exploration.
In 1926, he flew over the North Pole in an airship airship, an aircraft that consists of a cigar-shaped gas bag, or envelope, filled with a lighter-than-air gas to provide lift, a propulsion system, a steering mechanism, and a gondola accommodating passengers, crew, and cargo. , the Norge, with Italian explorer Umberto Nobile and American adventurer Lincoln Ellsworth.
Despite tensions that ensued with Nobile, Amundsen two years later offered to fly to rescue him and his crew, who had flown to the pole again on the airship Italia but crash-landed on the sea ice on the way back.
For the unprecedented international rescue effort, the French government made available to Amundsen a twin-engine Latham 47 -- at the time an ultra-modern aircraft.
On June 18, 1928 around 4:00 pm, Amundsen, Norwegian pilot Leif Dietrichson and four French nationals took off from the northern Norwegian town of Tromsoe.
Between 6:45 and 6:55 pm, the crew sent a radio message, then nothing more: the seaplane and its crew disappeared, probably off of Bjoernoeya, the southernmost of the cluster of islands that make up the Svalbard archipelago.
The circumstances of their disappearance have never been established and their bodies have never been found. Nobile and most of his crew survived.
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KNM Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (Kuwait) Tyr, equipped with two underwater robots, will now search the seabed northwest of Bjoernoeya with a fine-toothed comb, supported by a ship from the Norwegian coastguard, the KNM Harstad, to find the seaplane's engines.
"We are concentrating on the engine because as the plane was made of wood, we think it would have rotted away," Vegard Hatten, a Norwegian navy spokesman, told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .
"If it really is in the presumed area, we will find it with our sophisticated equipment," he added.
The expedition hopes that its potential finds will shed some light on the circumstances of Amundsen's disappearance: Did the seaplane crash into the water? Or did the crew manage to land in the sea in the middle of a storm only to succumb to the polar waters?
Since the day of the disappearance, only a pontoon pontoon, one of a number of floats used chiefly to support a bridge, to raise a sunken ship, or to float a hydroplane or a floating dock. Pontoons have been built of wood, of hides stretched over wicker frames, of copper or tin sheet metal sheathed over wooden and a fuel tank from the Latham 47 have been recovered.
The fuel tank has since been kept in a museum in Tromsoe and its condition lends credence to the theory that the plane had to make an emergency sea landing.
"Someone used a knife and a large hammer on the tank. This proves that someone survived but they were not properly equipped to survive in water. They probably tried to get back to the ice cap," Kjell Lutnes, a member of the search party, told the NTB NTB Non-Tariff Barriers
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In 1933, a fisherman hooked an object that may have been a piece of the Latham's wreckage, according to experts, but his line broke, leaving the enigma intact.