Plane with 3 Canadians aboard missing in Antarctica

A plane travelling from the South Pole with three Canadians aboard has gone missing in Antarctica, a New Zealand government agency says.

Rescuers began searching for the Twin Otter aircraft after its emergency transmitter was activated at around 10 p.m. local time Tuesday, Maritime New Zealand said in a release.

A U.S. Air National Guard plane based in the region was also dispatched to the mountainous area but did not locate the missing aircraft, the news release said.

A helicopter and another Twin Otter plane were scheduled to fly to the site, with plans to set up a temporary base 50 kilometres from where the plane is believed to have gone down.

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