Rescuers hunting French chopper spot wreckage in Antarctica

29th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

An Australian air force plane searching for four Frenchmen missing on an Antarctic ice field spotted what is believed to be the wreckage of their helicopter Friday, the maritime authority said.

A Royal Australian Air Force AP3 Orion reported seeing debris consistent with the missing helicopter about 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the Dumont d'Urville base in Antarctica, an Australian Maritime Safety Authority statement said.

"The RAAF aircraft has reported that there appears to be a field of wreckage and that there are no signs that anyone has survived the impact of the crash," the statement said.

© 2010 AFP

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