The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated handout NASA image. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters
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A Canadian helicopter pilot was in critical condition Tuesday after plunging 20 meters (66 feet) down a crevasse after he landed on a remote ice shelf in Antarctica, Australian officials said.Wood had flown to the remote site some 90 nautical miles northeast of Australia's Davis station as part of a routine operation to drop off fuel, the Australian Antarctic Division said, adding that he had "considerable Antarctic experience".Another pilot, who was in a separate helicopter and unable to help, flew back to Davis station – about a 45 minute flight away – and returned with three specialist officers, one of whom entered the crevasse and winched the injured man out, the Division's director Nick Gales told reporters in Tasmania.
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