China’s first fixed-wing polar aircraft, ‘Snow Eagle 601' has landed at the country’s Zhongshan science research station in Antarctica.

Arriving at Zhongshan station in November, on 8 January it made the first landing at the high-altitude Kunlun Station some 4,000m above sea level. The ‘Snow Eagle 601’ is a Basler BT-67, a turboprop conversion of the Douglas DC-3. It will be used for logistics and supply missions, as well as scientific research.

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19 January 2017