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Airbus A340 plane makes landing on Antarctica's ice runway for the first time in recorded history

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Aviation company Hi Fly has made history by landing the first Airbus A340 on Antarctica's Ice runway. The plane took off from Cape Town, South Africa, and landed Antarctica's blue glacial landing strip known as Wolf’s Fang Runway around five hours later, having flown 2,500 nautical miles. The A340 will be used to fly a small number of tourists and scientists to Antarctica, along with essential cargo.