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Crashed In 1970, This Aircraft Is Now A Major Hub Of Attraction For Antarctica Travellers

Published on 2 March, 2014 at 4:00 pm By

Much to your excitement, here are some images of an abandoned airplane that was buried in frozen continent. Due to adverse weather, the Lockheed Constellation ‘Pegasus’ crashed in Antarctica’s wintry field on October 8, 1970. The crash site, which now is called Pegasus Field, has now become a must-visit spot for travellers of Antarctica.


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1. It crashed on October 8, 1970, in an icy field of Antarctica

Lockheed Constellation ‘Pegasus’ crash

2. It was Pegasus, a C-121 Lockheed Constellation

Aircraft Slid to a halt

3. No one was hurt in the aircrash

Pegasus’ last moments in the air

4. Landing strip named in honour of the fallen aircraft



ice landing strip where the plane crashed

5. The surrounding area is now called Pegasus Field

must-see stop for Antarctica adventurers

6. Even today, it lies at exact position


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wind and temperature exposed

7. The crash site is widely visited by Antarctica adventurers

harsh conditions

8. Visitors love engraving their names on it


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perfectly preserved in the ice

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