An emergency beacon was activated around 10 p.m. Tuesday, giving rescuers a good idea of where the three are, but because the beacon battery only lasts for 24 hours, it has likely gone flat.
Dr. Heather Ross, who just returned from an expedition to the South Pole and wrote for Yahoo! Canada News during her adventure said as long as the plane was able to land safely, the crew should have everything they need to survive for a short while.
"Each plane is equipped with survival gear," she said to Yahoo! Canada News. "They have gear on board the plane to stay warm and eat."
The main challenge for the crew, presuming they are in good health will be finding shelter. Hopefully they are able to use the plane, but if not they will likely be building an igloo.
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