Yesterday, Tuesday, there was a spectacular landing in Antarctica. After a long flight, an Airbus A340 approached an ice runway in Antarctica after the giant plane had taken off more than five hours earlier in Cape Town (South Africa). The Airbus covered a distance of over 4500 kilometers and transported urgently needed items Supplies to the local tourist department.
In order to make a landing in the “eternal ice” of the Antarctic even possible, some important precautions had to be taken. On the one hand, special grooves were worked into the three-kilometer runway to give the aircraft a better grip. The blue glacier ice is almost two kilometers thick and can easily withstand a fully loaded Airbus A340. According to the pilot, the greatest difficulty was the glare from the ice and the lack of the usual runway guidance.
You can see the spectacular landing in the video here: