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Polar Quest: Nobile

Nobile crew spot rescue planes

  • — Date of event: Monday 18, June 1928 —

Norwegian aviators miss to spot General Nobile's crew.

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Norwegian aviators miss to spot General Nobile's crew.

The Citta di Milano received today a radio message from General Nobile that, although Captain Riiser Larsen and Captain Luetzow-Holm on their exploratory flight from the steamer Braganza were unable to catch sight of Nobile's team, the Italia crew did in fact spot their planes. The weather conditions and visibility had in fact been very good, which makes the fact that the two pilots failed to spot Nobile and company even more disappointing.

The aviators reported however that in the area that Mariano, Malmgren and Zappi were making their way south, the ice was in a very good condition for marching. Earlier rumours that the three had been taken on board the sealer Hobby had turned out to be unfounded. No-one among the rescue teams yet has any inkling that Finn Malmgren has perished on the ice.

This article was published in Polar Quest: Nobile.

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