Joint release with the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has again proven its capability to land on ice flying into Antarctica yesterday to provide assistance to the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).
Successfully landing in colder conditions than previous flights, the C-17A Globemaster III touched down at Wilkins Aerodrome for the sixth time since November 2015.
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the C-17A had been used to return 28 expeditioners and three Squirrel Helicopters to Hobart.